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Globodera rostochiensis

Basic information
Scientific name Globodera rostochiensis (No picture)
Common names Potato-cyst nematode
Higher taxon , Aphelenchida, Secernentea, Nemata
Natural range South America.
Habitat Parasite on potato.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hokkaido, Nagasaki Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Peru
Date 1972
Route Accidental: apparently with imported guano for seedling of sugar beet, from Peru.
Impact Harmful to potato farm.
Affected organism: Potato
Regulation in Japan This species is designated as a Quarantine Pest. Import of live tubers and other underground portions of Atriplex and Solanaceae plants from the regions with potato-cyst nematode is prohibited (the Plant Protection Law).
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Inagaki (1984) Studies on the ecology and control of the potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis. Res Bull Hokkaido Natl Agric Exp Stn. 139, 73-144
  • Plant Protection Station (2011) Quarantine Pest List (The Annexed Table 1 of the amended Enforcement of Ordinance of the Plant Protection Law) (Accessed on 2012-5-16) http://www.pps.go.jp/english/law/list1.html.
  • Plant Protection Station (2012) List of the Import Prohibited Plants (The Annexed Table 2 of the amended Enforcement of Ordinance of the Plant Protection Law) (Accessed on 2012-5-16) http://www.pps.go.jp/english/law/list2.html.
  • etc.
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