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EENY-542: Burrowing Nematode Radopholus similis (Cobb, 1893) Thorne, 1949 (Nematoda: Secernentea: Tylenchida: Pratylenchidae: Pratylenchinae)

Figure 1. Longitudinal section of a rough lemon roots infected by Radopholus similis. Note large cavities and necrosis induced by the nematode in the cortical parenchyma and the stele.

Credit: John H. O’Bannon, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (deceased).