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Plant Nematology: Cyst and Root Knot Nematodes

K.K. Kaushal (Author)

The book on Plant Nematology: Cyst and Root Knot Nematodes is the culmination of work experience of the author who has divided it into different chapters writing the first chapter on the history of nematology in detail which is so livid in nature that interested people would like to read it again and again as they engross themselves in it. History is followed by Taxonomy and Classification which is more a comparison between traditional and molecular level taxonomy, diversity of Nematodes in various agro climatic situations, economic importance of nematodes wherein damage to life saving agricultural crops is highlighted with major emphasis on cyst and root knot nematodes induced losses and also expressed their involvement in viral, fungal and bacterial diseases, as entomopathogenic nematode and human parasites and finally their role in nutrition cycle, Methodology and techniques, interaction of cyst and root knot nematodes with other microorganisms, management of cyst and root-knot nematodes and finally two chapters one each on cyst nematodes and root-knot nematodes bringing forth their identifying characters including those of many species and genera particularly in cyst nematodes, classification and biology.

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About the author

K.K. Kaushal

retied Principal Scientistfrom Division of Nematology, IARI, New Delhi, has lot of work experience in Nematology with specialization on the biodiversity, identification, characterization, biology, host-parasite relationships and management of cyst and root knot nematodes. He has handled ex-plant tissue culturing of root-knot, cyst, lesion and reniform nematodes, culturing of entomophagus nematodes on different insect hosts, culturing of many populations of rhabditids and has also been associated with biochemical and molecular characterization of root-knot and cyst nematodes.

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Bibliographic information

Title Plant Nematology: Cyst and Root Knot Nematodes
Author K.K. Kaushal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Biotech Books
Language: English
isbn 9788176222709
length viii+342p., Figures; Tables; 25cm.