Humulus lupulus (Cannabaceae) is a climbing herbaceous plant with perennial production, intended mainly for the brewing industry. H. lupulus is widely cultivated in temperate regions; hop cultivars have shown good adaptation in regions of Brazil. In a hop-growing area in São Mateus, the state of Espírito Santo, leaf wilting and galling of the root system was observed. Soil and root samples were taken to the laboratory and processed, and the nematodes extracted from the Meloidogyne genus were identified by morphology, morphometry, and biochemical analysis. According to the results, the species identified in the hop roots was Meloidogyne morocciensis. This is the first report of H. lupulus as host of M. morocciensis.

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