Nematodes associated with the rhizosphere of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

B. S. Griffiths, I. M. Young, B. Boag

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The rhizosphere contained a greater proportion of plant-feeding nematodes and a smaller proportion of Rhabditis spp. than the surrounding bulk soil. Increasing the soil bulk density from 1.0-1.3 Mg m-3 significantly increased rhizosphere nematode populations but not those of the bulk soil. Nematodes tended to be associated with older regions of the root. The microbial-feeding nematodes supplied a small proportion of the plant's N requirement. The nematode community had a net deleterious effect on barley growth. -from Authors
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Soil Science


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