Plant Nematology: A Fundamental Approach (PB)

Plant Nematology: A Fundamental Approach (PB)
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Plant Nematology: A Fundamental Approach (PB)

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Publisher: Agrobios Publications
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PREFACE The word Nematoda are known as eel worms due to their resemblance to eel fish and as round worms because of their round transverse section. Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animals on earth. A handful of soil contains thousands of the microscopic worms which may be parasites of insects, plants or animals. The free-living species are abundant in soil. Nematodes have successfully adapted to nearly every ecosystem from marine to fresh water, to soils, and from the polar regions to the tropics, as well as the highest to the lowest of elevations. They are ubiquitous in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial environments, where they often outnumber other animals in both individual and species counts, and are found in locations as diverse as mountains, deserts, oceanic trenches, and within the earth's lithosphere. They represent, for example, 90 of all life forms on the ocean floor. Further, they are soft-bodied, hererotrophic and dioeceous in nature. They exhibit a serpentine motion through the lateral side creeping side . Nematodes are known to be found in virtually every habitat from sea, fresh water, and land. Depending on the species, a nematode may be beneficial or detrimental to plant health. From agricultural and horticulture perspectives, the two categories of nematode predatory ones, which will kill garden pests like cutworms, and pest nematodes, like the root-knot nematode, which attack plants and those that act as vectors spreading plant viruses between crop plants. Predatory nematodes can be bred by soaking a
specific recipe of leaves and other detritus in water, in a dark, cool place, and can even be purchased as an organic form of pest control. The book has been designed in such a way that students can able to understand the basic concepts of Nematology. The book includes the chaplets Introduction, History of Plant Nematology, Morphology of Plant Parasitic Nematodes, Taxonomy of Plant Parasitic Nematodes, Nematological Techniques, Nematode Control in Crop Plants, Host Parasite Relationship and Disease Development, Plant Disease Caused by Nematodes, Principles of Nematode Management, Equipment and Materials for the Laboratory, Some Economically Important Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of Selected Crops. The book will serve as a basic resource for the undergraduate and post graduate students of Nematology. It will also be useful for plant pathologists, botanists, zoologists and agricultural scientists. We are thankful to Dr. Updesh Purohit of Agrobios India for publishing the book. Autho r s