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This book contains full descriptions of all the stunt, sting and awl nematodes (433 species) reported from everywhere in the world that were considered by Decraemer & Hunt (2006) to belong to the family Dolichodoridae, order Tylenchida. It is amply illustrated with line drawings and some SEM photographs that are based on microscopic and sub-microscopic observations. They are obligate plant parasites living in the soil and so they have an economic importance.
The author Geraert Etienne was Zoology Professor at Ghent University, Belgium. From 1974 till 1998 he was also Associate Editor of the International Journal Nematologica (now Nematology) where he was responsible for the articles on morphology and taxonomy. From 1990 till 2002 he was director of the Master Course in Nematology at Ghent University.