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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2021 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 98-103

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4905363

Morphological observations on Helicotylenchus  crenacauda Sher, 1966 associated with banana plantations in North 24-Parganas District, West Bengal, India

K. Haldar, V.V. Gantait and A.N. Rizvi

Received on: 04/12/2021

Revised on: 04/23/2021

Accepted on: 04/25/2021

Published on: 04/30/2021

  • K. Haldar, V.V. Gantait and A.N. Rizvi( 2021).

    Morphological observations on Helicotylenchus  crenacauda Sher, 1966 associated with banana plantations in North 24-Parganas District, West Bengal, India

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 6( 2), 98-103.

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Abstract

Observations were made on the variation in shape of crenate, present in the tail region, the main identifying character of Helicotylenchus crenacauda Sher, 1966 collected from the banana plantations in North 24-Parganas district of West Bengal. The changes in shape were also studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy. Molting stage of the species was observed particularly in pre-monsoon season. The month wise variation in different edaphic factors during the period was noted and graphically presented.

Keywords

Helicotylenchus crenacauda, Crenate variation, Molting, Banana, West Bengal.