A new genus Trichodorus Cobb (Stubby Root Nematode) (Triplonchida: Trichodoridae) and preliminary list of virus vector Nematodes associated in TurkeyAbstract :
Grapevines (Vitis vinifera) are hosts for many plant parasitic nematode species and some of the species can transmit viruses. In this study, virus vector nematode (VVN) species of Dorylaimida in grapevines growing areas of The Central Anotolia of Turkey are examined considering their two main aspects, namely faunistic and taxonomic. With this, totally 5 species were determined [Xiphinema diversicaudatum (Micoletzky), X. pachtaicum (Tulaganov), Longidorus elongatus (de Man), L. attenuatus (Hooper) and Trichodorus similis Seinhorst]. All of them constitute new records on grapevines in Turkey and X. diversicaudatum and T. similis are reported for the first time in the fauna of Turkey. There is not any record about nematodes belonging to Trichodorus in Turkey therefor its new genus. Identifications, distribution of them in the areas of study, habitats, and literature records, morphological and morphometric characteristics of new records on grapevines in Turkey are given. A detailed description of taxonomic characteristics of VVNs determined in the context of this study is given, which has been previously done in our country, but the taxonomic characteristics have not been given (L. attenuatus and L. elongatus).
Vine, Vilis vinifera, Nematode, Virus, Turkey.