Handbook of Invasive Plant-parasitic Nematodes

October 2021
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    4th October 2021
  • ISBN 9781789247367
  • Language English
  • Pages 544 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

Plant parasitic nematodes are major pests of agricultural crops and cause huge monetary losses. There is a very high risk of spread from one country to another, with the movement of plants and planting materials e.g. seeds, bulbs, corms, suckers, tubers, rhizomes, rooted plants, nursery stock and cut flowers. In view of the large quantities and the wide variety of materials being imported and exported, it is important to assess the status of invasive nematodes and their quarantine importance in relation to agricultural trade.

This book contains information on around 100 invasive nematodes and their potential threat in different countries. Each nematode entry includes information on: authentic identification, geographical distribution, risk of introduction, host ranges, symptoms, biology and ecology, planting material liable to carry the nematode(s) and its vector if any, chance of establishment, likely impact, phytosanitary measures, and a detailed account of diagnosis procedures e.g. sampling, isolation/detection and identification with morphological and molecular characterization. It offers a global perspective on invasive nematodes suitable for practitioners, professionals, scientists, researchers, students, and government officials working in plant quarantine and biosecurity.

1: Anguinidae
2: Aphelenchidae
3: Belonolaimidae
4: Criconematidae
5: Hemicycliophoridae
6: Heterodoridae
7: Hoplolaimidae
8: Longidoridae
9: Meloidogynidae
10: Pratylenchidae
11: Rotylenchulidae
12: Telotylenchulidae
13: Trichodoridae
14: Tylenchulidae
15: Techniques and tools
16: International regulations

Ziaul Haque, PhD

Dr. Haque is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural Science, Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has a PhD in Plant Pathology and Nematology, and over a decade of research and teaching experience in plant protection. He is a member of 6 scientific bodies/organizations, reviewer to 3 journals and recipient of the Maulana Azad National Fellowship and Prof. M.J. Narsimhan Merit Award. His research focuses on the management of plant parasitic nematodes, integrating basic and applied science.

Mujeebur Rahman Khan, PhD

Dr. Khan is Professor in the Department of Plant Protection, Aligarh Muslim University, India, and a fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He obtained his PhD (Plant Nematology) in 1988, post doc. at the North Carolina State University and California Department of Food and Agriculture in 1988-89 and worked at the Commonwealth Institute of Parasitology, U.K. Dr. Khan has vast experience of teaching and research in plant protection, and has over 300 research publications and review articles, 10 books, 2 patents and 6 research projects to his credit. His major area of research is biocontrol of plant diseases; entomopathogenic nematodes, and nanotechnology in plant disease management.

Agriculture; Biosecurity; Botany; Crop production; Entomology; Horticulture; Nematology; Nematode diseases; Pathogens; Pests; Plant Diseases; Plant Protection; Quarantine; Zoology