Nematology, Advances and Perspectives

Volume II — Nematode Management and Utilization
October 2004
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    28th October 2004
  • ISBN 9780851996462
  • Language English
  • Pages 608 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

Nematodes are the most abundant and diversified group in the animal kingdom, with four out of five animals on earth being nematodes. Nematology was first recognized as an independent discipline during the early part of the century and since that time has made unparalleled advances to become an integral part of biological sciences.

Written as two volumes, this title provides a broad overview of our current knowledge of nematology. The first volume addresses basic biology, while this second volume covers applied aspects of nematodes as parasites of plants, humans and other animals, or as disease vectors, and the control of pest nematodes. The contributors to this work include the world’s leading authorities from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, New Zealand, UK and USA. It will provide essential reading for researchers and students with an interest in nematology.

"Overall, the book is a useful summary of nematode management and utilisation and the chapters are written by leading international authorities. It will be an important volume for researchers and students, primarily in the applied area of nematode control and utilisation."

- Parasitology News

Reviews of the two volumes: "With 25 chapters written authoritatively, there are probably no other two books that, together, cover such a breadth of topics on nematodes."

- Trends in Parasitology

* Plant diseases caused by nematodes
* Virus vectors, D J F Brown, Scottish Crop Research Institute
* Physiological interactions between nematodes and their host plants
* Insect Parasitic Nematodes
* Resistance to plant-parasitic nematodes
* Crop rotation and other cultural practices
* Use of antagonistic plants and natural products
* Biological control with fungal antagonists
* Biological control of nematodes by bacterial antagonists
* Biological control of insects and other invertebrates with nematodes
* Cost-benefits of nematode management through regulatory programs
* Nematicides: Past and present uses
* Irradiation effects on plant-parasitic nematodes

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