Heterodera glycines (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN)
First identified in Japan in 1915, but it may have been historically present in China. It is also hypothesized that it may be indigenous to the United States (Davis and Tylka 2000)
First discovered in North Carolina in 1954 (Davis and Tylka 2000)
Unknown, may have arrived in imported plant material or soil, or may possibly be indigenous to the U.S. (Davis and Tylka 2000)
Causes stunted growth and reduced yields of soybean crops (Davis and Tylka 2000)
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Davis, E.L. and G.L. Tylka. 2000. Soybean cyst nematode disease. Plant Health Instructor.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Heterodera glycines. [Accessed Feb 28, 2015].