Pine Wood Nematode

Pine Wood Nematode

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Microscopic view of the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus.

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Vector of the pine wood nematode, the long-horned beetle.

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Oviposition nitches made by the beetle in pine where an egg is deposited. Nematodes move into the wound when eggs are laid.

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Beetle maturation feeding on a small branch of pine. These wounds are entrance sites for the nematode.