, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 417-428

Ecology of the mycophagous nematodeAphelenchus avenae in wheat-field and pine-forest soils

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Summary

The soils of a wheat-field and pine-forest had different mycofloras and supported different populations ofAphelenchus avenae, a mycophagous nematode. The abundance ofA. avenae was correlated with the composition of the mycoflora in these soils; the greater abundance ofA. avenae in wheat-field soil being associated with a more diverse mycoflora.