The University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences (1998) states that, "Accurate B. xylophilus identification requires microscopic examination because other species of nematodes frequently inhabit dead or diseased wood."
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Survival Commission. It was developed as part of the global
initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive
Species Programme (GISP) and is supported through partnerships
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