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Mathematical Techniques to Study the Spatial Pattern of Meloidogynejavanica in relation to soil fungi and soil characteristics in a tomato-grown field

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Mathematical Sciences, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi-75270, PAKISTAN
  • 2 Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, PAKISTAN
  • 3 Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Karachi-75270, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 60-67, December,2 (2015)


Mathematical techniques are widely applied in landscape ecology to quantify the spatial patterns exhibited within species and its associated root fungi. Several analyses have been developed and modified to improve the ability to detect and characterize the patterns by the growth of species and population in various scale. Analysis of spatial pattern for disease and pathogen are of interest for the understanding and management plan to control the increase or spread within plant populations due to the numerous shared channels. Mathematical approaches encounter and give quantitative information of infections caused by many soil borne plant pathogens which are generally found in clusters of patches. Reliable approach for the use of spatial data can be established either by the research objective or by the measurement types and sampling designs procedures. We applied several mathematical tools to quantify the quantitative nature of Meloidogyne javanica and its associated soil fungi and soil characteristics in the development of nematode populations in the tomato grown field.


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