potato rot nematode

Description: Potato rot nematode Ditylenchus destructor enters potato tubers through lenticels and initially causes small white mealy spots just below the surface that are only visible if the skin is removed. As the infestation progresses there are often secondary invasions of fungi, bacteria, etc.; Cultivar ‘Mandel’

Image Number: 5389322

Photographer: Bonsak Hammerass

Image Type: Laboratory

Host: potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Image Citation: Bonsak Hammeraas, NIBIO – The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Bugwood.org