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The distribution of important plant-parasitic and free-living nematodes in the cereal production areas of the Central Anatolian Plateau was investigated. Two important plant-parasitic nematode groups were found widely distributed; cereal-cyst nematodes (78.3%) and root-lesion nematodes (42.6%). Cereal cyst nematodes (CCN) were identified as Heterodera filipjevi in 18 provinces. Heterodera latipons was found in only one province. Pratylenchus thornei and P. neglectus were the most widely distributed species of root-lesion nematodes. Soil physicochemical properties significantly affected the distribution and population densities of the nematodes.

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Central Anatolian Plateau is an important wheat production centre in Türkiye. Plant parasitic nematodes are significant constraint of wheat production. Determination of their distribution and damage potentials are important for sustainable agricultural production.

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This page is a summary of: Distribution, frequency and occurrence of cereal nematodes on the Central Anatolian Plateau in Turkey and their relationship with soil physicochemical properties, Nematology, January 2012, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/156854112x631926.
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