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Published: 15 November, 2021

Nematode diversity of Crocus sativus L. rhizosphere in district Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir, India


Rhizospheric soils and corms of Crocus sativus L. accommodate 13 different nematode taxa in the saffron fields of Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Out of which, three are identified as free-living, two predatory and eight plant-parasitic. Among free-living, predatory and plant-parasitic nematodes Acrobeles spp., Mononchus spp. and Helicotylenchus spp. respectively were the most frequently and densely available nematodes with high prominence value. Shannon diversity index (H′ = 2.43) and evenness index (J = 0.95) determined that Crocus sativus L. rhizosphere in Kishtwar is rich in terms of nematode diversity.



Saffron, Prominence, Temperate, Corms, Richness, Evenness


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Acknowledgements :

Authors are thankful to Head, Department of Botany, University of Jammu, Jammu and Co-ordinator, University Grants Commission-Special Assistance Program (DRS-II) for providing all the necessary facilities to conduct this study. Authors express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Susheel Verma, Head, Department of Botany, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri for providing all the necessary facilities to first author of the manuscript during the period of this study at BGSBU, Rajouri.

Author Information:

Thakur, Sajan
Ecological Engineering Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Jammu, Jammu, India
Allie, Kaisar Ahmad
Nematode Biodiversity Research Laboratory, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, India

Wani, Shaheen Majeed
Nematode Biodiversity Research Laboratory, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, India Shah, Ali Asghar
Nematode Biodiversity Research Laboratory, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, India Dutt, Harish Chander
Ecological Engineering Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Jammu, Jammu, India

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