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Article Number - F0192EC48736


Vol.6(11), pp. 150-153 , December 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JEN2013. 0086
ISSN: 2006-9855



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Evaluation of the efficiency of Gaeolaelaps aculeifer in control of plant parasitic nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans under greenhouse conditions



Aazam Salehi*
  • Aazam Salehi*
  • Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran.
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Hadi Ostovan
  • Hadi Ostovan
  • Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran.
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Mohamad Modarresi
  • Mohamad Modarresi
  • Department of Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran.
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 Received: 08 December 2013  Accepted: 29 April 2014  Published: 30 December 2014

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Biological control of plant parasitic nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans was studied under greenhouse conditions. In the present study, the effect of the soil-dwelling predatory mite, Gaeolaelaps aculeifer (Acari: Laelapidae), on the population development of citrus nematode was examined. Compared to the nematode-alone, all mite treatments significantly restricted reproduction of citrus nematode. Nematode population ranged from 126 to 161 J2/100 cm3 soil for the mite-treated plants compared to 398.25 J2/100 cm3 soil for the nematode untreated plant. As a result, G. aculeifer significantly reduced citrus nematode T. semipenetrans populations under greenhouse conditions.
 
Key words: Acari, Biological control, Laelapidae, Predatory mite.
 

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APA Salehi, A., Ostovan, H., & Modarresi, M. (2014). Evaluation of the efficiency of Gaeolaelaps aculeifer in control of plant parasitic nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans under greenhouse conditions. Journal of Entomology and Nematology, 6(11), 150-153.
Chicago Aazam Salehi, Hadi Ostovan and Mohamad Modarresi. "Evaluation of the efficiency of Gaeolaelaps aculeifer in control of plant parasitic nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans under greenhouse conditions." Journal of Entomology and Nematology 6, no. 11 (2014): 150-153.
MLA Aazam Salehi, Hadi Ostovan and Mohamad Modarresi. "Evaluation of the efficiency of Gaeolaelaps aculeifer in control of plant parasitic nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans under greenhouse conditions." Journal of Entomology and Nematology 6.11 (2014): 150-153.
   
DOI 10.5897/JEN2013. 0086
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JEN/article-abstract/F0192EC48736

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