The genus Bursaphelenchus contains more than 100 species of nematodes. Knowledge of the occurrence of nematodes belonging to this genus is a prerequisite for monitoring issues and control measures to prevent the introduction and establishment of pathogenic species such as Bursaphelenchus xylophilus into forest ecosystems. According to data collected from the published literature and databases such as Web of Science, FSTA, CAB ABSTRACT, Biological ABSTRACT and the EPPO Reporting Service, 22 Bursaphelenchus species have been recorded to be present in the Mediterranean region. These species are classified into nine morphological group sensu Braasch, H., Burgemeister, W. and Gu, J. 2009. Revised intra generic grouping of Bursaphelenchus Fuchs, 1937 (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae): abietinus, eggersi, eremus, fungivorus, hoffmanni, kevini, leoni, sexdentati and xylophilus, althougt two species are currently not assignedto a specific group. Movement of insect vectors in international tade of wood and host plants into and within Mediterranean areas is considered the main pathways for Bursaphelenchus species dispersal. Many of the species represent a significant risk for pine and possibly other forest types, annotated check-list of Bursaphelenchus species in the Mediterranean area, their main features, pathogenicity, host plants and insect vectors i presented.
|Autori:||d'Errico, G.;Carletti, B.;Schroeder, T.;Mota, M.;Vieira, P.;Roversi, P.F.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||An update on the occurrence of nematodes belonging to the genus Bursaphelenchus in the Mediterranean area|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|