Nematode Behaviour

June 2004
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  • Published
    16th June 2004
  • ISBN 9780851998183
  • Language English
  • Pages 432 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Nematode worms are among the most ubiquitous organisms on earth. They include free-living forms as well as parasites of plants, insects, humans and other animals. In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in nematode biology, including the area of nematode behavior. The latter has, however, until now, not been synthesized into a single comprehensive volume.

Nematode Behaviour seeks to redress this imbalance by providing the first comprehensive review of current knowledge of the behavior of nematodes. Key topics including locomotion and orientation, feeding and reproductive behavior, and biotic and abiotic interactions are reviewed by leading authorities from the USA, UK, India and New Zealand.

"The book should certainly be held in the library of any institution where nematodes are studied in any detail. I suspect it will also find a home in the personal refrence collection of any researchers whose work occasionally touches the field of nematode behavior. It is good value for the money."

"This book is generally stimulating, up-to-date, and will provide a good resource for those searching for research projects."

- Australian Nematology Newsletter

"The book is an invaluable reference for those working on nematodes, each chapter has its own bibliography with numerous, up-to-date references. The overall presentation of the book is excellent. The editors must be complimented in organizing and editing an interesting and well-presented book."

- International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

* Introduction and Overview
* Ecological and Behavioural Adaptations
* Locomotion Behaviour
* Orientation Behaviour
* Feeding Behaviour
* Reproductive Behaviour
* Ageing and Developmental Behaviour
* Osmoregulatory and Excretory Behaviour
* Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Behaviour
* Molecular Basis for Behaviour
* Biotic Interactions
* Abiotic Factors
* Population Dynamics
* Survival Strategies

Randy Gaugler

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Anwar L Bilgrami

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