Journal of Forest Research

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 127–131 | Cite as

Bursaphelenchus mucronatus (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) vectored by Monochamus urussovi (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Hokkaido, Japan

  • Katsumi Togashi
  • Yosuke Taga
  • Kazunobu Iguchi
  • Takuya Aikawa
Short Communication


Bursaphelenchus mucronatus Mamiya et Enda has been recovered for the first time from adults of the cerambycid beetle, Monochamus urussovi (Fischer), in Hokkaido, Japan. The nematode was also recovered from the inner bark of Picea jezoensis (Siebold et Zuccarini) Carrière and Abies sachalinensis (Fr Schmidt) Masters infested with M. urussovi larvae. PCR–RFLP analysis indicated that B. mucronatus in Hokkaido is the European type.


Abies sachalinensis Bursaphelenchus mucronatus Bursaphelenchus xylophilus Monochamus urussovi Picea jezoensis 



We greatly thank John Webster for reviewing this manuscript. We also are grateful to two reviewers for their valuable comments. This work was supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid for scientific research from JSPS (no. 18208013).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsumi Togashi
    • 1
  • Yosuke Taga
    • 1
  • Kazunobu Iguchi
    • 2
  • Takuya Aikawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.University Forest in HokkaidoGraduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of TokyoHokkaidoJapan
  3. 3.Forest and Forestry Research Products InstituteTsukubaJapan

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