Root-knot nematodes are the most economically important group of plant-parasitic nematodes worldwide, and their control presents a major global challenge. Advances are being made in understanding their biology, host-parasite interaction and management strategies, and this comprehensive guide with many color photos and contributions from international experts covers the taxonomy, classification, morphology, life-cycle biology, genomes, resistance, sampling, detection, and management strategies of these pests, providing an essential reference for researchers, students and lecturers in plant nematology, plant pathology, agriculture, and agronomy.
"In a concise framework, the volume synthesizes a complex and rapidly developing field with an assemblage and evaluation of the most pertinent literature. This book undoubtedly will support research endeavors and innovations to better meet global challenges of root-knot nematodes, and provide a valuable resource for graduate education."James G. Baldwin, University of California-Riverside - , The Quarterly Review of Biology
1. Meloidogyne species - A Diverse Group of Novel and Important Plant Parasites, 2. General Morphology, 3. Taxonomy, Identification and Principal Species, 4. Biochemical and Molecular Identification, 5. Molecular Taxonomy and Phylogeny, 6. Hatch and Host Location, 7. Invasion, Feeding and Development, 8. Reproduction, Physiology and Biochemistry, 9. Survival Strategies, 10. Interactions with Other Pathogens, 11. Population Dynamics and Damage Levels, 12. Distribution Patterns and Sampling, 13. Mechanisms and Genetics of Resistance, 14. Development of Resistant Varieties, 15. Plant Biotechnology and Control, 16. The Complete Sequence of the Genomes of Meloidogyne incognita and Meloidogyne hapla, 17. Biological Control through Microbial Pathogens, Endophytes and Antagonists, 18. Current and Future Management Strategies in Intensive Crop Production Systems, 19. Current and Future Management Strategies in Resource-Poor Farming