phytoparasite

phytoparasite

 [fi″to-par´ah-sīt]
any parasitic vegetable organism.
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Root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp., are considered one of the most important phytoparasite nematodes.
These phytoparasite locate their host using carbon dioxide as an attractant to induce changes in them [19].
IDENTIFICATION OF PLANT PHYTOPARASITE NEMATODES IN YELLOW PITAHAYA (Selenicereus megalanthus HAW.)
Tillage consisted in one harrowing, followed by raising of beds using a rotary hoe and solarization at pre-planting with 30-micron transparent plastic (Vulcabrilho Bril Fles), for 30 days, to combat phytoparasites in the 0-10 cm soil layer (Silva et al., 2006).
Sauerborn, "The economic importance of the phytoparasites, Orobanche and Striga," in Proceedings of the Fifth International
Although no noticeable damage was observed in the plant samples, careful monitoring of these nematodes is required, especially in the large fruit-tree plantations in the state of Amapa, given that all the nematode species found are polyphagous phytoparasites.
The abundance of phytoparasites was low in bare soil and high under the phryganic plants, whereas intermediate values were recorded under the sclerophyllous B.