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The Biology of Nematodes

1st Edition

Edited by Donald L Lee

CRC Press

648 pages

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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


'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

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


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


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


R. McNeill Alexander

Nematode Sense Organs

John Jones


Donald Lee

Nematode Survival Strategies

David Wharton


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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology