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About this book
About this book
Aims to synthesize the knowledge of most aspects of the biology of free-living, plant-parasitic and animal-parasitic nematodes.
Systematic Position & Phylogeny Mark Blaxter and Paul De Ley General Organization Lynda M. Gibbons Life Cycles Donald Lee Male and Female Gametes and Fertilization Jean-Lou Justine Embryology, Developmental Biology and the Genome Ian Hope Hatching Roland N. Perry Cuticle, Moulting, Growth and Exsheathment Donald Lee Feeding and Digestion Ed Munn and Patricia Munn Feeding Behavior of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Urs Wyss Metabolism Carolyn Behm Excretion/Secretion, Ionic and Osmotic Regulation Dave P. Thompson & Tim G. Geary Neuromuscular Organization and Control in Nematodes Richard Martin, J. Purcell, A.P. Robertson, and M.A. Valkanov Locomotion R. McNeill Alexander Nematode Sense Organs John Jones Behavior Donald Lee Nematode Survival Strategies David Wharton Aging David Gems Immunology of Nematode Infection Haruhiko Maruyama & Yukifumi Nawa Biological Control Brian R. Kerry & William M. Hominick Behavior of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Nobuyoshi Ishibashi Chemical Control of Animal-Parasitic Nematodes George A. Conder Anthelmintic Resistance Nick Sangster & R.J. Dobson Molecular Approaches to Novel Crop Resistance against Nematodes Howard Atkinson Epidemiology and Control of Nematode Infection and Disease in Humans Don A. Bundy, Helen L. Guyatt, and E. Michael
365 pages, Bw plates, illus, figs, tabs
'This multi-authored volume edited by Donald Lee is the culmination of his long term commitment to furthering our understanding of these organisms which are ubiquitous in nature and often important parasites of plants and animals. In this book the vast body of knowledge about nematodes is organised into themes and within each theme, the available knowledge is discussed across the whole arena of nematode variation. It is particularly pleasing to read reviews that incorporate work done not only at the end of the 20th Century but in some cases, as long ago as the 19th Century. This is a tribute to the scholarship of the participating authors and thus, a commendation of this interesting volume' Bridget M. Ogilvie, DBE, ScD, from the Foreword