The Cyst Nematodes by S.B. SharmaThe Cyst Nematodes by S.B. Sharma

The Cyst Nematodes

EditorS.B. Sharma

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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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. The information contained within this book will be invaluable to students and specialists studying or researching nematodes; it will also be of interest and value to anyone working in the fields of crop protection, biological control, integrated pest management or sustainable agriculture.
Title:The Cyst NematodesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:467 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.07 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048140218

ISBN - 13:9789048140213

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Table of Contents

Distribution and economic importance. Morphology and ultrastructure. Evolution, phylogeny and systematics. Taxonomy and identification. Survey, surveillance and crop loss assessment. Extraction, culturing, and microscopy. Biology. Hatch and emergence. Host finding, invasion and feeding. Pathogenicity and damage levels. Interrelations with other microorganisms and pests. Development of resistant and tolerant varieties. Genetics of resistance and parasitism. Mechanisms of resistance. Natural parasites and biological control. Management. Genetic engineering.

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`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)