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Bursaphelenchus mucronatus information


Bursaphelenchus mucronatus, the sister species of B. xylophilus, is also a species of mycophagous nematode native to the northern part of the Eurasian continent. The life cycle of B. mucronatus is similar to that of B. xylophilus, but does not have strong pathogenicity with any types of host pine species. The primary vectors of B. mucronatus are Monochamus alternatus, M. saltuarius (in Asia and Russia), M. sutor and M. galloprovincialis (in the EU and Russia). The nematodes enter naturally dead host (habitat) trees through the vectors’ oviposition marks.


Taisei Kikuchi, Takuya Aikawa, Natsumi Kanzaki, Hajime Kosaka
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Department of Forest Microbiology

Nobuo Ogura
Meiji Univewrsity

John T. Jones>
Scottish Crop Research Institute>
PPI Programme>

Release information

EST : 3193
Cluster : 2219
SubCluster : 2229

cDNA libraries

Mixed-stage (feeding on fungi) library : CJ975765- CJ978957

Another information

# Acknowledgement #
Pine wood nematode EST project was supported by: Research Grant #200302 of the FFPRI
# References #
1. Kikuchi, T., Aikawa, T., Kosaka, H., Pritchard, L., Ogura, N., and Jones, J. T. (2007). Expressed sequence tag (EST) analysis of the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and B. mucronatus. Mol Biochem Parasitol 155, 9-17.
# Link #
Department of Forest Microbiology
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