Effects of five fungal isolates on hatching and parasitism o root-knot nematode eggs, Juveniles and females
Owino, P. O.
Waudo, S. W.
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Paecilomyces lilacinus, Phoma herharum and three isolates of Fusarium oxysporum differed significantly in their ability to parasitize eggs and females of Meloidogyne javanica. P. lilacinus and F. oxysporum-l significantly (P<O.OS) parasitized more than 70% of eggs and females while F. oxysporum-3 parasitized less than 20%. Also, P. lilacinus and F. oxysporum-l had the greatest suppressive effect on hatching. In general, control Petri-dishes and those treated with F. oxysporum-3 had the highest proportions of hatched eggs, but exhibited the least levels of egg parasitism. The fungus P. lilacinus significantly CP<O.OS) parasitized eggs of M. javanica, M. incognita and M. arenaria but no significant differences were detected in the levels of parasitism.