Plant and Soil

, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 417–428

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

Authors

  • G. E. Walker
    • Department of Plant Pathology, Waite Agricultural Research InstituteUniversity of Adelaide
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02450375

Cite this article as:
Walker, G.E. Plant Soil (1984) 78: 417. doi:10.1007/BF02450375

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.

Key words

Aphelenchoides sppAphelenchus avenaePinus radiataSoil fungiWheat

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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1984