A new record of entomopathogenic nematode, Heterorhabditis megidis from Turkey / by Ganpati Jagdale

Presence of entomopathogenic nematode, Heterorhabditis megidis have been reported for the first time in the soil samples collected form Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey.  Nematodes were isolated using Galleria-baiting technique (Bedding and Akhurst, 1975) and identified using classical morphological (Poinar et al. 1987) and molecular techniques (Yilmaz et al., 2009). Read following literature for more information

Bedding, R.A. and R.J. Akhurst. 1975. A simple technique for detection of insect parasitic rhabditid nematodes in soil. Nematologica. 21: 109-110

Poinar, G. O., Jr., T. Jackson, and M. Klein. 1987. Heterorhabditis megidis sp. n. (Heterorhabditidae: Rhabditida) parasitic in the Japanese beetle,Popillia japonica (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera), in Ohio. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 54:53-59.

Yilmaz, H., Waeyenberge, L., Demir, I., Moens, M., Demirbağ, Z. 2009. A new entomopathogenic nematode species for Turkey, Heterorhabditis megidis Poinar, Jackson & Klein 1987 (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae). Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 33: 385-391.