This book is a compendium of current information on all aspects of cyst nematodes. It provides comprehensive coverage of their biology, management, morphology and diagnostics, in addition to up-to-date information on molecular aspects of taxonomy, host-parasitic relationships and resistances of these economically important parasites.
Written by a team of international experts, Cyst Nematodes will be invaluable to all researchers, lecturers and students in nematology, parasitology, agriculture and agronomy--industries with an interest in chemical and biological control products for management of plant-parasitic nematodes, and any courses, quarantine and advisory services.
1: Cyst Nematodes – Life Cycle and Economic Importance
2: Genomics and Transcriptomics– a Revolution in the Study of Cyst Nematode Biology
3: Hatch, Survival and Sensory Perception
4: Biology of Effectors
6: Role of Population Dynamics and Damage Thresholds in Cyst Nematode Management
7: Quarantine, Distribution Patterns and Sampling
8: Mechanisms of Resistance to Cyst Nematodes
9: Resistance Breeding
10: Plant Biotechnology Approaches: from Breeding to Genome Editing
11: Biological Control of Cyst Nematodes through Microbial Pathogens, Endophytes and Antagonists
12: Interactions with Other Pathogens
13: Field Management and Control Strategies
14: General Morphology of Cyst Nematodes
15: Taxonomy, Identification and Principal Species
16: Molecular Taxonomy and Phylogeny
17: Biochemical and Molecular Identification
Professor Roland Perry is based at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from Newcastle University, UK, where he also obtained a PhD in Zoology on physiological aspects of desiccation survival of Ditylenchus spp. After a year’s post doctoral research at Newcastle, he moved to Keele University, UK, where he taught Parasitology; after 3 years at Keele, he was appointed to Rothamsted Experimental Station (now Rothamsted Research). His research interests centered primarily on plant-parasitic nematodes, especially focusing on nematode hatching, sensory perception, behavior and survival physiology, and several of his past PhD and post-doctoral students are currently involved in nematology research. He remained at Rothamsted until 2014, when he moved to the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Hertfordshire. He co-edited The Physiology and Biochemistry of Free-living and Plant-parasitic Nematodes (1998), Root-knot Nematodes (2009), Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nematode Survival (2011), the first (2006) and second (2013) editions of the text book, Plant Nematology and Cyst Nematodes (2018) (all CAB International, UK). He is author or co-author of over 40 book chapters and refereed reviews and over 120 refereed research papers. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of Nematology and Chief Editor of the Russian Journal of Nematology. He is joint Editor of the book series Nematology Monographs and Perspectives. In 2001, he was elected Fellow of the Society of Nematologists (USA) in recognition of his research achievements; in 2008 he was elected Fellow of the European Society of Nematologists for outstanding contribution to the science of Nematology; and in 2011 he was elected Honorary Member of the Russian Society of Nematologists. He is a Visiting Professor at Ghent University, Belgium, where he lectures on nematode biology, focusing on physiology and behavior.
Maurice Moens is Honorary Director of Research at the Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research (ILVO) at Merelbeke, Belgium and honorary professor at Ghent University, Belgium, where he gave a lecture course on Agro-nematology at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. He is a past-director of the Post Graduate International Nematology Course (MSc Nematology) and coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus – European Master of Science in Nematology, where he gave five lecture courses on Plant Nematology. The MSc course is organized in the Faculty of Sciences of Ghent University.
He graduated as an agricultural engineer from Ghent University and obtained a PhD at the same University on the spread of plant-parasitic nematodes and their management in hydroponic cropping systems. Within the framework of the Belgian Cooperation, he worked from 1972 to 1985 as a researcher in crop protection, including nematology, at two research stations in Tunisia. Upon his return to Belgium, he was appointed as senior nematologist at the Agricultural Research Centre (now ILVO). There, he expanded the research in plant nematology over various areas covering molecular characterization, biology of host-parasite relationships, biological control, resistance and other forms of non-chemical control. He was appointed head of the Crop Protection Department in 2000 and became Director of Research in 2006. He retired from both ILVO and Ghent University in 2012 but continues to supervise PhD students. In 2001, he was elected Fellow of the Society of Nematologists (USA) for outstanding contributions to Nematology; in the same year he was elected Fellow of the European Society of Nematologists for outstanding contribution to the science of Nematology; and in 2012 he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Society for Plant Nematology. He supervised 23 PhD students, who now are active in nematology all over the world. Currently, he is the president of the European Society of Nematologists. He co-edited Root-knot Nematodes (2009) and the first edition of this text book, Plant Nematology (2006). He is author or co-author of ten book chapters and refereed reviews and over 150 refereed research papers. He is a member of the editorial board of Nematology, Annals of Applied Biology and the Russian Journal of Nematology.
John T. Jones is Research Leader in Plant Nematology at The James Hutton Institute, Professor in the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, and Guest Professor at the University of Ghent. He is a senior editor of Molecular Plant Pathology (Wiley) and editorial board member for PLoS One (2013-present), Molecular Plant Pathology (2012 - 2014), International Journal for Parasitology (2003-2009), Nematology (2003-present) and Journal of Helminthology (2003 - present). He has over 70 refereed publications, is co-editor of two books and contributor to several other chapters.