Soluble protein, esterase and oxidative enzyme patterns of the Waynesville, North Carolina, (WNC) and Raleigh, North Carolina, (RNC) populations of Ditylenchus dipsaci were compared. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic patterns of soluble protein extracts of nematodes of the two populations differed. Esterase and catalase patterns, however, were identical. Peroxidatic activity of the catalase isoenzymes from nematodes of the two populations differed when catechol was used as a cosubstrate. Distinct differences were demonstrated in soluble protein and enzyme patterns between D. dipsaci and D. triiormis.