Roundworm-Infected Root (image) KU Leuven Caption This is a root of a banana plant infected by the nematode Radopholus similis. The roundworms infect the roots and kill root tissue. Credit Rony Swennen and Dirk De Waele Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.