Screening Subterranean Clover (Trifolium spp.) Germplasm for Resistance to Meloidogyne species. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study was conducted to identify lines of subterranean clover (Trifolium spp.) with resistance to Meloidogyne arenaria (Neal, 1989) Chitwood, 1949, race 1; M. incognita (Kofoid and White, 1919) Chitwood, 1949, race 3; and M. javanica (Treub, 1885) Chitwood, 1949. A collection of 134 subterranean clover lines was evaluated and all had intermediate to high susceptibility. Root galling was negatively correlated with both seed and dry matter yields. Soil fumigation significantly reduced the nematode population in the field. Results indicate there is limited genetic resistance to root-knot nematodes among subterranean clover lines. Alternative sources of variation for this trait should be investigated.

published proceedings

  • J Nematol

author list (cited authors)

  • Kouame, C. N., Baltensperger, D. D., Prine, G. M., & Dunn, R. A.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Kouame, CN||Baltensperger, DD||Prine, GM||Dunn, RA

publication date

  • July 1989