1st Edition

The Biology of Nematodes




ISBN 9780415272117
Published August 7, 2014 by CRC Press
648 Pages

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Book Description

The Biology of Nematodes synthesizes knowledge of the biology of free-living, plant-parasitic, and animal-parasitic nematodes. Contributed works by recognized researchers apply groundbreaking molecular techniques, many of which resulted from work on Caenorhabditis elegans, toward new approaches to the study of nematode worms.

Topics covered include:
¨ Systematics and phylogeny
¨ Neuromuscular physiology
¨ Locomotion
¨ Sense organs
¨ Behavior
¨ Aging
¨ The nematode genome
¨ Survival strategies
¨ Immunology
¨ Epidemiology
¨ Structure and organization
¨ Gametes and fertilization
¨ Development
¨ Feeding, digestion, and metabolism

Table of Contents

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

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Reviews

'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