“The book is written for students of agriculture, horticulture dealing in Nematology and Entomology. This book covers the historical background including the developments in India and abroad, details of morphology, anatomy and taxonomy of plant parasitic nematodes, relevant nematological techniques and focus on nematode problems in important crop plants and their management.”
The book is intended as a text book for undergraduate students of Agriculture and post graduates specializing on Nematology and Entomology. This book covers:
All aspects of Plant Nematology which includes an introduction covering the importance of nematodes in agriculture, estimated annual yield, loss due to nematodes, history and development of Nematology in India and other countries.
Morphology and taxonomy are dealt in detail covering general morphology, structural and functional aspects of nematode morphology with vivid diagrams.
Anatomy and physiology of plant parasitic nematodes have been elaborately covered with details of digestive, reproductive, excretory and nervous systems with suitable diagrams.
The nematode classification based on their feeding habits has been provided. The book also deals with the interaction of nematodes with fungus, bacteria and virus.
In detail information (geographical distribution, diseases, symptoms, life cycle and management of Nematodes) of field crops, fruit crops, vegetable crops, commercial flower crops, spices and plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants.
Appropriate examples schematic diagrams, pictorial keys and glossary are used to describe nematode taxonomy, biology and life cycle.
Exclusive chapter on all the methods of management like regulatory, physical, chemical, cultural, biological and host plant resistance. Nematode utility in insect pest management has been dealt in the chapter on Entomopathogenic nematodes.
E.I. Jonathan: Ph.D., PDF (USA), Director, Centre for Plant Protection Studies, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641003, Tamil Nadu, India
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2 History of Plant Nematology
3 Morphology and Anatomy of Nematodes
4 Biology of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
5 Taxonomy of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
6 Nematological Techniques
7 Classification of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Based on Their feeding Habit
8 Nematodes Disease Symptoms on Crop Plants
9 Interaction of Nematodes with Microorganisms
10 Nematode Pests of Field Crops
11 Nematode Pests of Fruit Crops
12 Nematode Pests of Vegetable Crops
13 Nematode Pests of Commercial Flower Crops
14 Nematode Pests of Spice and Plantation Crops
15 Nematode Control
16 Entomophilic Nematodes
17 Caenorhabditis elegans as a Biological Model System