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About this book
About this book
Written by leading research workers from Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, this is the only up to date reference book which reviews and integrates all the current research findings on the physiology and biochemistry of these organisms, including the molecular information which has accumulated in recent years.
Introduction to functional organization; the cuticle; musculature and neurobiology; behaviour and sensory responses; respiratory physiology, nitrogen excretion and osmotic and ionic regulation; reproductive mechanisms; developmental biology; hatching; nematode parasitism of plants; feeding in free-living soil nematodes - a functional approach; survival biology; biosynthesis; intermediary metabolism; biochemical and molecular characterization; engineering resistance to plant nematodes.
438 pages, Illus, figs, tabs, SEMs
"There is . . . a scarcity of updated information that is compiled in one volume on plant-parasitic nematode physiology and biochemistry. The authors of this book have presented a 'very good condensation' of research on free-living nematodes and a meticulous review of salient research on the molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology of the plant-parasitic nematodes. The book contains 15 review chapters. . . . The authors are world-renowned experts in their field of nematology, and so they were able to present excellent reviews in a concise and well-focused manner. Their citations provide multiple access routes to key literature. . . . [T]he book is an excellent resource for those who need an introduction or overview of the latest developments in research on free-living and plant-parasitic nematodes. I would enthusiastically recommend this book to graduate students and other interested scientists in biological and agricultural fields . . ."--The Quarterly Review of Biology