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The Cyst Nematodes

Edited By: SB Sharma

452 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #88163 | ISBN: 0412755300
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NHBS Price: £242.00 $309/€287 approx

About this book

The damage caused by nematodes to agricultural crops worldwide runs into billions of dollars and cyst nematodes are one of the most important of these nematode pests. Although initially assumed to be a major problem only in temperate regions, they are now considered to be of global importance across a range of different agro-ecological zones. This unique book, the only one in recent years to concentrate wholly on cyst nematodes, offers a global perspective on this important crop pest.

An international team of contributors, each one an active researcher in this area, presents an extensive and completely up-to-date review of our current knowledge; topics discussed include evolution, genetic diversity, genetic engineering, taxonomy, distribution, biology and physiology, pathogenicity, and control.

'Summarizing, the book can be recommended as an essential source of information, a very useful tool for teaching and comprehensive reference work.' Journal of Phytopathology, 149:3/4(2001)


Contents

Distribution and economic importance, morphology, K. Evans and J.A. Rowe; morphology and ultrastructure, U. Zunke and J.D. Eisenback; evolution, phylogeny and systematics, V.R. Ferris; taxonomy and identification, W.M. Wouts and J.G. Baldwin; survey, surveillance and crop loss assessment, B. Boag; extraction, culturing and microscopy, J.D. Eisenback and U. Zunke; biology, S.R. Koenning and B.S. Sipes; hatch and emergence, S.B. Sharma and R. Sharma; host finding, invasion and feeding, N. von Mende, M.J. Gravato and R.N. Perry; pathogenicity and damage levels, D.P. Schmitt and H. Ferris; interrelations with other microorganisms and pests, K.R. Barker and E.C. McGawley; Development of resistance and parasitism, R. Collk and R. Rivoa; mechanisms of resistance, J.-S. Huang; natural parasites and biological control, K.G. Davies; management, R.D. Riggs and R.P. Schuster; genetic engineering, T.C. Vrain.

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