Use this new book to simplify diagnosis of nematode problems and identify plant-parasitic nematodes. With its descriptive key and detailed drawings, Diagnosing Plant Diseases Caused by Nematodes assists readers in differentiating plant-parasitic nematodes from free-living (microbivorous) nematodes found commonly in the soil around plant roots and within symptomatic plant tissue.
This book features an extensive glossary of nematological and related terms, an appendix covering the five genera of nematodes and their 46 species presently implicated in transmitting plant viruses and an index which makes it possible to locate drawings of one or more representatives of a particular genus and a description of the general characteristics of the genus.
Agronomy, forestry, and horticulture specialists will find this reference book helpful for improving their diagnostic skills in the field, laboratories, and plant clinics.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
Survival of Nematodes
Nematodes and Soil Ecology
Symptoms of Plant Injury Caused by Nematodes
Feeding Habits of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
General Description of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
Generalized Life Cycles of Nematodes
Diagnosing Plant Diseases Caused by Nematodes
de Man’s Measurement Code
Chapter 2: Methods
Collection and Submission of Soil and Plant Samples for Nematode Analysis
Mailing and Shipping Nematode Speciemens
Inoculating Plants to Demonstrate Pathogenicity
Chapter 3: Classification Descriptions of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
Abbreviated Taxonomic Classification of Important Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
Description of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
Criconemoides and Mesocriconema
Paratrichodorus and Trichodorus
Appendix: Nematode Vectors of Plant Viruses
Virus Transmission Test Procedures
Sites of Virus Retention in Nematode Vectors
“This text would be of benefit for those with little or no nematological experience through the experienced professional wishing to use it as a reference work for the identification of individual nematodes to genera level.”
—Journal of Agricultural Science
"...very comprehensive and almost inexhaustible source of information in the subject. The book can be strongly recommended. Considering the wealth of information provided, the rewards are more than adequate."
—Journal of Phytopathology
Publish Date: 2000
Format: 8.5" x 11" hardcover
Images: 38 color images; 83 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs
By Malcolm C. Shurtleff and Charles W. Averre III