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Feeding of the stem nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci on leaf tissue of field bean, Vicia faba

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The behaviour of Ditylenchus dipsaci before, during and after feeding on leaf tissue of Vicia faba is described. Short-term reactions of the food cells and functions of different regions of the pharynx are described and discussed in relation to the changing pressure relationships between nematode and cell.

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