Fundamental and applied nematology vol:21 issue:1 pages:17-23
Fifteen banana cultivars and accessions of interest to the Canary Islands were evaluated against Meloidogyne javanica, M. incognita and Pratylenchus goodeyi. Most were highly susceptible to both root-knot nematode species, although different degrees of susceptibility were observed. Nearly all of the plants tested were good hosts for P. goodeyi, with the exception of cv. Yangambi Km 5 that had a lower root lesion index and supported a significantly lower nematode reproduction. The five local commercial banana cultivars (Gruesa, Pequena Enana, Williams, Johnson Negrita and Grande Naine) cultivated in the Canary Islands had the highest susceptibility to M. incognita and P. goodeyi.