31 Sunil Singh B Conde M Hodda 2012 Root Knot Nematode: symptoms and diagnosis of an important pest of vegetables in the Northern Territory The Plant Industries NT Newsletter March 2012 <p>Root Knot Nematodes (RKN) are microscopic roundworms of the genus <em>Meloidogyne</em> which infect a wide range of crop plants and inflict severe damage to susceptible plants. With damage thresholds of 1- 2 nematode(s) per gram of soil, <em>M. incognita</em> is one of the most destructive species of RKN worldwide. </p>