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In Advances in Entomopathogenic Nematode Taxonomy and Phylogeny the numerous species of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis described since the previous volume, published in 2007, are evaluated and discussed. Valid species proposed from 2007-2015 are covered in detail, each taxon having an illustrated diagnostic description and additional data on molecular characterisation, distribution and biology, etc. An addendum gives brief details of species proposed during 2016. An overview of the taxonomy of the two families provides an up-to-date list of species for both genera, including new synonyms and detailed commentary on specific status where appropriate. Tabular keys to all valid species of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis assist in diagnostics. A chapter on phylogeny and phylogeography completes Advances in Entomopathogenic Nematode Taxonomy and Phylogeny.
1. Introduction 1–11
David J. HUNT
2. Taxonomy and systematics 13–58
David J. HUNT and Sergei A. SUBBOTIN
3. Tabular keys to species of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis 59–109
Khuong B. NGUYEN
4. Steinernematidae: species descriptions 111–375
David J. HUNT, Khuong B. NGUYEN and Sergei E. SPIRIDONOV
5. Heterorhabditidae: species descriptions 377–411
Khuong B. NGUYEN and David J. HUNT
6. Phylogeny and phylogeography of Heterorhabditis and Steinernema 413–427
Sergei E. SPIRIDONOV and Sergei A. SUBBOTIN
David J. Hunt, Ph.D. (1974), University of Reading, is an Emeritus Fellow at CABI Europe-UK. He has authored a book and numerous papers on nematode taxonomy and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Nematology and Series Editor for Nematology Monographs and Perspectives.
Khuong B. Nguyen, Ph.D. (1988), University of Florida, retired. He has co-edited the volume Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Systematics, Phylogeny and Bacterial Symbionts (Brill, 2007), has authored 8 book chapters and about 90 papers in Nematology, especially on taxonomy of entomopathogenic nematodes.