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Systematics of the Sheath Nematodes of the Superfamily Hemicycliophoroidea.
John J. Chitamber and Sergei A. Subbotin
ISBN-13: 9789004184657/Hardback/ E.J. Bril/. Price £ 167.00/$ 278/Euro 202 approx.

The sheath nematodes belonging to the superfamily Hemicycliophoroidea are unique amongst all plant parasitic nematodes known to man due to the presence of an extra cuticular covering or sheath over the inner cuticle and body of all juvenile and adult life stages. These plant parasitic nematodes include species of agricultural and quarantine importance. In Systematics of the Sheath Nematodes of the Superfamily Hemicycliophoroidea John Chitambar and Sergei Subbotin provide a detailed review of the taxonomy and diagnosis of the superfamily, its member genera and 153 related species based on their morphological and molecular analyses, as well as a further understanding of the relationships within the superfamily using molecular phylogenetics. In addition, Chitambar and Subbotin also give detailed information on the global distribution, biology, host-parasite relationships and ecology of sheath nematodes.

From A to Z, nematodes colour our lives!
I. Dehennin, N. Smol & R. Perry, 28pages
Academia press, Ghent, Belgium, 10 Euro

This colouring book, made by nematologists, introduces you to the diverse world of nematodes and shows you from A to Z why scientists find these little animals fun and interesting!

Nematode-Trapping Fungi
Ke-Qin Zhang and K D Hyde (Editors)
In series: FUNGAL DIVERSITY RESEARCH 23, 450 pages
ISBN-13: 978401787291/ Hardback/ Price £135.00/ $ 225/Euro 163 approx.

These chapters provide up-to-date information on nematophagous fungi, particularly those of the Orbiliaceae in Ascomycota, whose asexual states produce nematode-trapping devices. The authors consider fungal-nematode interactions, fossil fungi, the biodiversity, ecology and geographical distribution of nematode-trapping fungi, and their potential use in biocontrol of nematodes, all in detail. Nematode-trapping fungi with adhesive or mechanical hyphal traps are the main focus of Nematode-Trapping Fungi which begins with an overview of the data on nematode-trapping fungi, including their taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution. Subsequent chapters expand upon the methods and techniques used to study these fascinating fungi. Keys for genera of Arthrobotrys, Drechslerella and Dactylellina, which include all reported species of predatory orbiliaceous fungi are presented and numerous species from these genera are morphologically described and illustrated. The ecology of nematode-trapping fungi is expertly presented: their occurrence and habitats, their geographical and seasonal distribution and the effects of soil conditions and nematode density on their distribution all feature amongst the relevant themes. Further chapters examine the use of nematode-trapping fungi in biological control and the authors consider nematicidal activities in detail, exploring the many compounds from fungi that feature in nematicidal activities and of course useful paths for further study on this topic. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing scientific insight for scholars with an interest in fungi and in biological control of nematodes.


Handbook of Zoology: Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera, Volume 2: Nematoda.
Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9783110273755/ Hardback/ Walter de Gruyter/Price £ 232.00/$ 386/ Euro 280 approx.

This section of the Handbook of Zoology is intended as a comprehensive and exhaustive account of the biology of the taxa Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera, Gnathostomulida, Micrognathozoa, Rotifera, Seisonida and Acanthocephala, covering all relevant topics such as morphology, ecology, phylogeny and diversity. Handbook of Zoology: Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera, Volume 2 is intended to be a detailed and up-to-date account of these taxa. As was the case with the first edition, the Handbook is intended to serve as a reliable resource for decades. Many of the taxa of Handbook of Zoology: Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera, Volume 2 are comparatively unknown to many biologists, despite their diversity and importance for example in meiofaunal communities (Gastrotricha, Rotifera, Gnathostomulida), their fascinating recent discoveries (Loricifera and Micrognathozoa), their importance as parasites (many nematodes, Nematomorpha, Acanthocephala) and their importance for evolutionary questions (e.g. Priapulida, Gastrotricha). The groups covered range from those poor in species (such as Micrognathozoa with 2 known species) to the species-rich and diverse Nematoda and their ca. 20,000 described species. While each taxon is covered by one chapter, nematodes are treated in several chapters dedicated to their structural, taxonomic and ecological diversity.

Free-Living Marine Nematodes of Tamil Nadu Coast, India.
G. Sivaleela and K. Venkataraman
ISBN-13: 9788181713407/ Paperback/ Zoological Survey of India/Price £ 13.99/$ 23/Euro 17 approx.

Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Marine free-living nematodes from India and Tamil Nadu 3. Description of the South area 4. Materials and method 5. Free-living marine nematodes 6. The cephalic and stome region with there sense organs 7. Systematics and species description 8. Results 9. Summary 10. Acknowledgements 11. References

Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Building Coherence between Microbial Ecology and Molecular Mechanisms.
Keith Davis and Yitzhak Spiegel (Editors)
ISBN-13: 9789400736641/Paperback/Springer-Verlag/ Price £ 153.00/$ 255/ Euro 185 approx.

Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes intends to review the biological control theme of phytonematodes from several prospects: ecological; applicative as well as commercial state of the art; understanding the mode-of-action of various biocontrol systems; interaction between the plant host, nematodes’ surface and microorganism’s; candidates for biocontrol; extrapolation of the wide knowledge existed in another systems for understanding biocontrol processes: C. elegans as a model and lessons from other natural systems; and exploiting advanced genomic tools to promote understanding biocontrol processes and thereafter improve specific biological control agents. “Provides an overview of biological control systems and is a useful summary chapter with a realistic appraisal of various approaches. […] Overall, it has been edited competently […] […] the challenge for this book is how far the editors and chapters’ authors have achieved the objective of reviewing the biological control theme from new perspective. On a superficial level of the book achieves this objective. […] This book is ‘thought provoking’, in that it indicates ways forward that might enhance use of biological control agents.” – Roland N. Perry, Nematology, Vol. 14 (1), 2012.

The Dolichodoridae of the World: Identification of the Family Dolichodoridae.
Etienne Geraert
ISBN-13: 9789038218632/Paperback/Academia Press/520 pages/Price £ 41.50/ $ 69/ Euro 50 approx.

This book contains full descriptions of all the stunt, sting and awl nematodes (433 species) reported from everywhere in the world that were considered by Decraemer & Hunt (2006) to belong to the family Dolichodoridae, order Tylenchida. It is amply illustrated with line drawings and some SEM photographs that are based on microscopic and sub-microscopic observations. They are obligate plant parasites living in the soil and so they have an economic importance.

Parasitic nematodes: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Immunology.
M. Kennedy and W. Harnett (Editors)
ISBN-13: 9781845937591/Hardback/EditionII/CABI Publishing/486 pages. Price £ 120.00/$ 200/Euro 145 approx.

Covering a wide range of rapidly-developing fields of research into parasitic nematodes, this comprehensive volume discusses the genetics, biochemistry and immunology of nematode parasites of humans as well as domestic animals and plants. This fully-updated edition also covers new advances including horizontal gene transfer, immune expulsion mechanisms, genetics of susceptibility in humans, nematode protein structures, role of bacterial symbionts, intrinsic immune response, host immune system modulation, modulation of allergic and autoimmune diseases and the use of parasitic nematodes or their products as therapeutics.


Nematodes of Thar desert Rajasthan.
Padma Bohra and Razia Sultana.
ISBN-13: 9788181713025/Paperback/Zoological Survey of India/Price £ 32.50/$ 54/ Euro 39 approx.

The present book provides the distribution of terrestrial nematodes from the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. The first chapter gives a detail account of methodology used to extract soil nematodes for taxonomical study. All other chapters provide the diagnostic characters of different orders, suborders, families and subfamilies with their keys, according to the systematics of nematode species reported from the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. From the taxonomical point of view, line diagrams of the anterior end and different types of female and male nematode reproductive organs of each suborder are provided. A few habitat photographs have also been enclosed in the end of Nematodes of Thar Desert Rajasthan.

Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Nematode Interactions.
John Jones, Godelieve Gheysen and C. Fenoll (Editors)
ISBN-13: 9789400704336/Hardback/Springer-Verlag/551 pages. Price £ 153.00/ $ 216/ Euro 157 approx.

This book reviews developments in the molecular biology of plant-nematode interactions that have been driven by the application of genomics tools. A series of introductory chapters provide a biological context for the detailed reviews of all areas of plant-nematode interactions that follow and ensure that the bulk of the book is accessible to the non-specialist. A final section aims to show how these fundamental studies have provided outputs of practical relevance.

The Criconematidae of the World: Identification of the Family Criconematidae (Nematoda).
Etienne Geraert ISBN-13:9789038216331/Paperback/Academia press/615 pages. Price £ 39.99/$ 57/Euro 41 approx.

This book contains full descriptions of all the ring nematodes (484 species) reported from everywhere in the world that belong to the family Criconematidae, order Tylenchida. They are plant parasites living in het soil and so they have an economic importance. This book is amply illustrated with line drawings and SEM photographs that are based on microscopic and sub-microscopic observations.

Pictorial Handbook on Plant and Soil Nematodes of Rajasthan.
Padma Bohra
ISBN-13: 9788181712868/Paperback/Zoological Survey of India/275 pages/2011. Price & Pound 42.29/$ 70/Euro 51 approx.

Nematodes are found in almost all habitats, but are often overlooked because most of them are microscopic in size. For instance, a square yard of wood land or agricultural habitat may contain several million nematodes. Many species are highly specialized parasites of vertebrates, including humans, or of insects and other invertebrates. Other kinds are plant parasites, some of which can cause economic damage to cultivated plants. Nematodes are particularly abundant in marine, freshwater and soil habitats. Soil is an excellent habitat for nematodes. Because of their importance to agriculture, much more is known about plant-parasitic nematodes than other kinds of nematodes which are present in soil. Most kinds of soil nematodes do not parasitize plants, but are beneficial in decomposition of organic matter. These nematodes are referred as free-living nematodes.


Crustacea, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida, Rotifera and Tardigrada of the Seychelles islands.
Gerlach, J. (Editor)
Soft cover 160 printed pages 24 x 16 cm, 98 photos, 175 line illustrations.
ISBN 978-0-9558636-9-1. Price £40.00 – available directly from the publisher at

The Indian Ocean Biodiversity Assessment 2000 to 2005 reviewed the biogeography of the Seychelles islands through systematic collecting of all taxonomic groups under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Seychelles government and 87 expert taxonomists from 20 different countries. This is one of several volumes in a series of faunal monogrpahs in which the results are documented. This volume covers the Crustacea and several other phyla including Platyhelminthes (flatworms), Nematoda (round worms), Nemertea (ribbon worms), Annelida (worms), Rotifera (wheel animals) and Tardigrada (water bears). All 237 species known to occur in the Seychelles are represented, with distribution data and their conservation status according to the IUCN Red List criteria (IUCN 2001). Several nomenclatorial changes are proposed and two new genera and seven new species are described. This compiled volume includes contributions from leading experts on the relevant groups and includes chapters from scientists in Hungary, Italy, USA, Seychelles, France and Australia. The book is richly illustrated throughout with 98 photos and 175 line illustrations, which support the taxonomic keys and systematic descriptions. The book is fully referenced throughout. The Nematoda section spans pages 15 to 57, includes 100 line drawings and describes several new taxa. Due to the highly specialized nature of this title and the expected low demand for it, the print run was very short.

The Evolutionary History of Nematodes: As Revealed in Stone, Amber and Mummies
George Poinar
ISBN-13: 9789004175211 / Hardcover / E J Brill / £136.00 / $210 / €159 approx.

Nematodes are one of the most abundant groups of invertebrates on the face of the earth. Their numbers are estimated to range from 1,000 per cm2 in the sand-covered hydrogen sulfide “black zone” beneath the ocean floors to 3 billion in a single acre of soil. Estimates for their species diversity range from 100,000 to 10 million. The past history of nematodes is a mystery since very few fossils have been discovered. This book establishes a solid base in paleonematology with descriptions of 65 new fossil species and accounts of all previous fossil and subfossil nematodes from sedimentary deposits, coprolites, amber and mummies. It shows how nematode fossils can be used to establish lineages at various locations and time periods in the earth’s history and when nematodes entered into symbiotic and parasitic associations with plants and animals. Other titles in related subjects:

Molecular and Physiological basis of Nematode Survival
Edited by R.N. Perry and D.A. Wharton

ISBN 978 1 84593 687 7/CABI Publishing/ 352pp/Paperback/£95.00/$ 180.00/€135

Nematodes are well known for their ability to survive environmental extremes. Their survival mechanisms for cold tolerance, thermobiotic, osmotic and ionic stress mechanisms are presented here together with information on the underlying biochemical basis contributing to survival. Highlighting parallels and contrasts between groups, the book integrates information on the strategies that enable nematodes to overcome a lack of food with tactics used by parasitic forms to survive the defence responses of a plant or animal host, or the absence of a host.


Systematics of Cyst Nematodes (Nematoda: Heteroderinae), Part A
SA Subbotin, M Mundo-Ocampo and JG Baldwin.
In series: NEMATOLOGY MONOGRAPHS AND PERSPECTIVES 8A, 351 pages, figs, tabs.
ISBN-13: 9789004162259/ E.J. Brill/ Hardcover/price £140.00 / $216 / €163 approx.

Systematics of Cyst Nematodes (Nematoda: Heteroderinae), Part B
SA Subbotin, M Mundo-Ocampo and JG Baldwin.
In series: NEMATOLOGY MONOGRAPHS AND PERSPECTIVES 8B, 512 pages, figs, tabs.
ISBN-13: 9789004164345/ E J Brill /|Hardcover /price £150.00 / $232 / €175 approx.

Volume 8 in the series, appearing in two parts, A and B, deals with the systematics of cyst nematodes of the subfamily Heteroderinae. Cyst nematodes are important pathogens causing extensive damage and significant yield loss to many crops in both temperate and tropical regions. Part A presents summarised information on various aspects of morphology, biology, ecology, pathology, biogeography, control measures and diagnostics of these nematodes. Molecular diagnostic tables and comprehensive tabular and dichotomous keys for species identification, together with descriptions of protocols for extraction, light and electron microscopy studies, and molecular diagnostics are also included.
The taxonomic section of part A provides diagnoses for six genera, viz., Globodera, Punctodera, Cactodera, Dolichodera, Betulodera and Paradolichodera, and includes descriptions and morphometrics of 30 valid species. The work is illustrated by 101 drawings and photos. The genus Heterodera is mainly covered in part B, complete descriptions and morphometrics of the 80 known valid species being provided and the species illustrated by 159 line drawings and photos. Identification of the species using morphological and molecular techniques is also covered. Each part includes an extensive bibliography.

Mononchida: The Predatory Soil Nematodes
Wasim Ahmad and M Shamim Jairajpuri
ISBN-13: 9789004174641/ E.J. Brill / Hardcover | 2010 / £136.00 / $210 / €159 approx.

A unique treatise on the morphology and taxonomy of the order Mononchida. The mononchs represent a group of predatory nematodes that are natural enemies of other soil micro-organisms including plant-parasitic nematodes. The book includes detailed morphology of mononchs with emphasis on characters of taxonomic importance. Detailed diagnoses of the ordinal and familial groups and all the genera known to date are provided. A brief description of type species of each genus is followed by a complete list of all the valid species and their synonymies and an up-to-date key to species. The book is heavily illustrated with line drawings, microphotographs and SEM photographs of type or representative species. A complete bibliography until 2007 and an index are included.


Root-knot Nematodes
Edited by Roland N. Perry, Rothamsted Research, UK, Maurice Moens, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium, and James L. Starr, Texas A&M University, USA

ISBN: 978 1 84593 492 7/CABI Publishing/496pp//£99.50 / $189.05 / €139.30

This comprehensive guide with contributions from international experts covers the taxonomy, classification, morphology, life-cycle biology, resistance, sampling, detection and control strategies of these pests, providing an essential reference for reserachers and students in plant nematology and pathology.

Life and Work of PROF. DR LUCIEN DE CONINCK. Biologist, humanist and freemason.
W. Decraemer, A. Coomans and E. Geraert
ISBN: 978 90 382 1499 3/ September 2009/ 169pp/€ 15
Available at J. STORY-SCIENTIA Scientific Booksellers, Sint Kwintensberg 87, B 9000 Gent, Belgium.

This book describes the life and work of Prof. Dr Lucien De Coninck, an innovative Belgian scientist who was a charismatic socially engaged man. Lucien De Coninck was an eminent biologist and more specifically an internationally recognized nematologist. He was a convinced free-thinker and freemason and was one of the founders of the Humanistic Association in Flanders. During World War II, he was an active member of the Resistance. In addition to the biography, the book includes a complete list of his publications, a list of species and genera named after him and a list of taxa named by him. His most famous publication on the symmetry of the anterior end of nematodes is also provided.

Nematodes as Environmental Indicators
M. Wilson and T. Khakouli-Duarte (Eds)

ISBN: 9781845933852, CABI-publishing/2009/352pp/£85

Nematodes are the most wide spread multicellular animals in Nature and analysis of nematodes in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments as well as their role and function in ecosystems can be used for environmental monitoring. Classical and molecular approaches to nematode community analysis will be addressed and the contemporary field of nematodes as biosensors and genomic and post genomic aspects of nematode bioindicators will also be included. Case studies stress the importance of these bioindicators and demonstrate the commercial potential of these technologies.

Keys to the Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates: Archival Volume
R.C. Anderson, A.G. Chabaud and S. Willmott (Eds)

ISBN: 9781845935726, CABI publishing/2009/463pp/£95

This volume is a republication in one volume of the 10 part CIH Keys to the Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates first published between 1974 and 1983. For many years the ‘Keys’ have provided a working tool to those within the field and laboratory needing to know ‘what is this worm?’ Now due to popular demand and to coincide with the long awaited publication of the supplements volume, the ‘Keys’ will be presented as one volume, refreshed and reformatted with the additional convenience of reorder in to superfamily. As an indispensable guide the ‘Keys’ shall continue to be an essential resource to those working within medical, veterinary and biological departments worldwide for many more years to come.


Free-living nematodes of Hungary (Nematoda errantia), III
István Andrássy

Published in the series Pedozoologica Hungarica/Hungarian National History Museum & Systematic Zoology Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest/May 2009/496pp/€ 50.00/Dr. Csaba CSUZDI (Editor) e-mail:

This volume treats the subclass Dorylaimia including the orders Alaimida, Diphtherophorida, Mononchida and Dorylaimida


Tylenchidae of the World
E. Geraert

ISBN: 9789038213552/ Academia Press/2008/ 540pp/£45.50

This book contains full descriptions of all the nematodes reported from everywhere in the world that were considered to belong to the Tylenchidae. More than 400 species are treated. It is amply illustrated with the drawings and SEM photographs that are based on microscopic and sub-microscopic observations.

Nematodes as Biological Control Agents
P. S. Grewal; R. Ehlers and D.I. Shapiro-Ilan (Eds)
ISBN: 9781845934545/softcover 2008/ CABI Publishing/505pp/£39.95 (Original publication 2005)

This book aims to document and illustrate the major developments in the use of nematodes for biological control of insects and slugs. It has three major sections covering Entomopathogenic nematodes, entomophilic nematodes, and slug-parasitic nematodes. Each of these sections discusses biology, commercial production, formulation and quality control, application technology, strategy and safety. Separate chapters are devoted to application of nematodes in different cropping systems, and the efficiency of nematodes against specific pests. Potential of predatory nematodes to control plant-parasitic nematodes and mycophagous nematodes to control fungal pathogens is also reviewed.

Plant Nematodes. Methodology, Morphology, Systematics, Biology and Ecology
M. R. Khan

ISBN: 978-1-57808-533-0/ August 2008/360 pp/ £ 49/Science Publishers

The book describes the basic aspects of Nematology. Methodology, Morphology, Systematics and Classification, Biology, Physiology and Ecology. It is designed and written in an explicit manner so that undergraduate students without a nematology background can easily perceive basics of the discipline, and at the same time postgraduate students can get in-depth and up-to-date information on various fundamental and advanced aspects of nematology. The book contains around 80 schematic and natural diagrams.

Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Nematode Problems and their Management
P. Parvatha Reddy

ISBN: 9788172335434/ Scientific Publishers/2008/ 380pp/ £86

This books deals with nematode diseases and their management in horticultural crops such as fruit, vegetable, ornamental, medicinal, aromatic, plantation, spice and tuber crops. Each nematode disease is described in adequate detail under the following heads: economic importance, histopathology, ecology, spread, survival, interaction with other pathogens and management. The management methods presented includes regulatory, physical, cultural, chemical, biological, host resistance and integrated approach. An entire chapter is devoted for sources of availability of critical inputs used for nematode management which would be very useful to the farmers. Very useful information on certain aspects of nematode management is presented in Appendix. The book is adequately illustrated with about 50 figures. This book is a practical guide to practising farmers of horticultural crops. Further, it is a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers and students. The material can also be used for teaching under-graduate and post-graduate courses.

Cell Biology of Plant Nematode Parasitism
R. H. Berg and C.G. Taylor (eds)

ISBN: 9783540852131/ Springer-Verlag/2008/ 270pp/ £99

This book provides an up-to date review of research to two of the most important nematode pests, root-knot and cyst nematodes. Chapters cover early plant-nematode interactions, identification of nematode proteins important in the establishment of nematode feeding sites, and classification of biochemical and signaling pathways significant in the development of specialized feeding sites in the host. The cellular and subcellular structures essential for the parasitic interaction are examined by light and electron microscopy. Modern techniques of gene expression analyses and genomic sequencing are poised to provide an even greater wealth of information to researchers, enabling them to develop and examine natural and manmade mechanisms of resistance to this important plant pest.

Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of Coffee
R. M. Souza (Ed)
ISBN: 978-1-4020-8719-6/Springer/355 pp/approx. $239.00/

This book provides an in-depth review of coffee-parasitic nematodes, which in some regions of the world have decimated plantations since late nineteenth century. Throughout its 17 chapters, written by specialists from many research institutions worldwide, this book reviews key aspects of this subject, such as taxonomy of coffee-parasitic Meloidogyne and Pratylenchus species, nematode management, interference of nematodes on coffee physiology, breeding for nematode-resistance and prospects of development of nematode-resistant transgenic coffees. Some chapters present in detail the nematode problems faced by coffee growers in all major producing countries or regions – such as Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam and Central America – and discuss the achievements of those countries´ nematologists towards minimizing yield losses.


Plant Nematodes of Agricultural Importance
J. Bridge and J. Starr

ISBN: 9781840760637/ Manson Publishing/ 2007/ 128pp, illustrations in colour/ £42.50

This books aims to help people working commercially with crop plants to identify and improve their diagnostic of nematodes of agricultural importance. There is an introductory chapter on their biology and parasitism and the crops they are likely to attack. Crop chapters are divided into grain legumes, vegetables, flower crops, cereals, root and tuber crops, tree and plantation crops. Coverage includes their distribution, identification, symptoms, diagnosis, with management suggestions. A final chapter outlines common methods used in Nematology. This book will be useful to a range of professionals including growers, farmers and students working in crop protection, plant pathology, and agriculture.

Integrated Management and Biocontrol of Vegetable and Grain Crops Nematodes
A; Ciancio and K.G. Mukerji (Eds)
ISBN: 9781402060625/ Spinger-Verlag/ 2007/ 360pp/ £130.50

The second volume of the IMPD series describes aspects related to most important phytoparasitic nematodes considering the integration of biological control methods with other management practices and technologies, including the use of predatory nematodes and microbial rhizosphere antagonists. Chapters cover topics like the mode of action and interactions of nematophagous fungi, the efficacy of control and management of plant-parasitic nematode communities through a soil conservation approach, and exploitation of nematodes-bacteria antagonistic relationships. A focus is given on regional issues, like the managements of nematodes parasitizing staple crops, i.e. Andean tubers or some important grain crops, like soybean in North and South America or cereals. A review on nematode management in cotton is integrated by a chapter on management of nematode on wheat. New technologies are also revised, including the potentials of control methods based on RNA interference and issues related to the use of biofumigation to control nematodes in different regional or crop contexts.

Management of Nematode and Insect-borne Plant Diseases
G. Saxena and K.G. Mukerji

ISBN: 9781560221357/ Haworth Press/2007/ 29pp/ £46.99

This book examines the various aspects of disease control from an international perspective. Leading academics and researchers around the world address the microbial control of insect pests, the use of nematophagous fungi and biofumigation in the control of plant-parasitic nematodes, the use of genetically manipulated microbes, and the biology and control of vectors. Management of nematode and insect-borne plant diseases provides detailed descriptions of the management of diseases caused by insect and by plant-parasitic nematodes. This unique work includes in-depth examination of the use of arthropod microbial control agents; the integrated use of different control options; the use of nematophagous fungi as a control agent; the use of biofumigation; potato early dying complex host/plant resistance; and RNAi silencing. Each chapter is written by an experiences scientist in that specific field to produce a single reference re source.

Free-living Nematodes of Hungary Nematoda Errantia). Vol 2.
Pedozoologica Hungarica. Taxonomic, zoogeopgraphic and faunistic studies on the soil animals, No 4
Istvan Andrássy

ISBN: 9637093982/Hungarian Natural History Museum and Systematic Zoology Research Group of Hungarian Academy of Sciences./2007/496pp

It deals with the Aphelenchida and Tylenchida, and one order of the class Penetrantia: Enoplida.


Functional and Detailed Morphology of the Tylenchida (Nematoda)
E. Geraert

ISBN: 9004148957/E.J. Brill/2006/200pp/£113

This is the first and so far the one and only treatise on the morphology of the Tylenchida. Thylenchs are economically important Nematodes that live in huge numbers in the soil. They are microscopic and they show a constant number of cells, a characteristic in Nematodes. The cell counting in Tylenchs, undertaken here for the first time, resulted in an estimated less than thousand cells. All the different cell types are described in great detail, and some of them are rather unusual in the Animal Kingdom. The internal pressure system (typical for Nematodes) in conjunction with the presence of a hollow stylet (typical for Tylenchida), results in rigorous but functional relations among the several body parts. Throughout the book functional morphology is a key topic and an entire chapter is devoted to it. The book is amply illustrated with line drawings that are based on microscopic and sub-microscopic observations.

Life and Work of Dr Johannes Govertus de Man (1850-1930) A Crustacea and Nematoda specialist
G. Karssen

ISNB: 9004149694/E.J. Brill/2006/118pp/£83

This book describes the life and work of Dr. Johannes Govertus de Man (1850-1930), a remarkable Dutch invertebrate zoologist. J.G. de Man worked on the systematics of both the Crustacea, in particular on Decapoda (i.e. crabs, crayfish, lobsters and shrimps), and the microscopically Nematoda or roundworms. The biographic part describes his years of childhood and youth, student days and the time he was working at the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, the Netherlands and the period after he resigned at the museum. Within appendices his publications, described Crustacea, Nematoda and other taxa, species named after de Man and the de Man archive is presented. A selection of his drawings and a CD-ROM with his 1884 Nematoda monography is included.

Criconematina (Nematoda: Tylenchida)
W.M. Wouts

ISBN: 0478093810:Manaaki Whenua/2006/ 232pp/£82

Criconematina are nematodes, or unsegmented roundworms, belonging to the group Tylenchida. Tylenchids are plant parasitic nematodes with a hardened mouth piece which they use to puncture plant cells, and many tylenchids cause damage to agricultural crops. This is especially true in monocultures where their population numbers can build up to high levels when favoured crops are replanted in quick succession. Criconematina are microscopic and transparent nematodes, generally feeding on tree roots. Their damage is restricted to commercial orchards planted with infested plant material or replanted in infested soil. In their native habitat they generally cause no damage. There are 68 species of criconematids known to be present in New Zealand, and 47 of these are endemic. This fauna covers all 68 species, 16 of which are new to science, and includes detailed descriptions for the female of each species, including morphometrics and illustrations, supplemented by SEM micrographs of morphological details. Details of males and juveniles are given if available. A diagnosis is presented to distinguish each species from other New Zealand species. Locations and plant species associations of each species are indicated and the significance of each species as a taxonomic unit is commented upon. Lists of nematode species present at various localities and associated with individual plant species are given in appendices, and keys to all taxa covered are provided.

Nematode Parasites of Birds (including Poultry) from South Asia
M.L. Sood

IDBN: 8181890159/ 2006/ International Book Distributors, Booksellers and Publishers/ 824pp/ £100

This book consolidates all information available to date on the reported 465 species of the bird nematodes from South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). For each species, description, location, locality, material and relevant information are given. The majority of species are illustrated.

Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy
Eyualem-Abebe, W. Traunspurger and I. Andrassy (Eds)

ISBN: 0851990096/ CABI Publishing/2006/752pp/£125

Nematodes are the most numerous metazoans in aqautic sediments. The majority of conducted studies on the aquatic forms focus mainly on those in marine and estuarine habitats. Nematodes from inland water bodies have been relatively forgotten or ignored. Recognizing this serious drawback and its impact on research on nematodes, this book brings together the available information on freshwater nematodes. It addresses the taxonomy of this extremely diverse phylum and provides analysis of its ecology in freshwater habitats from nematologists from 12 countries worldwide. Descriptions of each taxon at genus level and above are provided with an augmenting pictorial guide to the currently valid genera. Also, a complete up-to date and valid species list is given for every genus with an emphasis on those reported from freshwater bodies.

Plant Nematology
R.N. Perry and M. Moens (Eds)

ISBN: 1845930568/ CABI Publishing/2006/ 447pp/ £55

The book presents an overview of all aspects of plan-parasitic nematodes. It begins by reviewing the basic structure and classification of nematodes, their taxonomy and phylogeny and the major groups of plant-parasitic nematodes. It moves on to cover their life cycle biology, the molecular characteristics of plant-nematode interaction and genetic engineering for resistance. The final section discusses quarantine legislation, sampling methods and management strategies including cultural schemes, the use of chemicals and resistant cultivars.


Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture
R. A. Sikora and J. Bridge (Eds)

ISBN: 0851997279/ CABI Publishing/ hardcover 2nd edition/ 896pp/£100

This book examines all aspects of practical plant Nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture. The second edition has been fully revised and updated to take into consideration developments that have taken place since the publication of the first edition in 1990. It covers all the major food and cash crops that are of economic significance in the tropics and subtropics. It provides practical guidance on methods of extraction, processing and diagnosis of different plant and soil nematodes and on integrated pest management. The information in this book is supported by abundant illustrations, including 128 colour photographs.

Free-living Nematodes of Hungary tNematoda Errantia). Vol 1.
Pedozoologica Hungarica. Taxonomic, zoogeopgraphic and faunistic studies on the soil animals, No 3
Istvan Andrássy

ISBN: 9637093907/Hungarian Natural History Museum and Systematic Zoology Research Group of Hungarian Academy of Sciences./2005/518pp

It deals with class Torquentia (the orders Monhysterida, Araeolaimida and Chromadorida) and a part of the Class Secernentia (the order Rhabditida).


Nematode Behaviour
R. Gaugler and A.L. Bigrami (Eds)

ISBN: 0861998189/ CABI Publishing/2004/400pp/£ 75

The book provides a unique and comprehensive review of current knowledge of the behaviour of nematodes, covering topics such as locomotion and orientation, feeding and reproductive behaviour, and biotic and abiotic interactions.

Nematology: Advances and Perspectives. Vol I Nematode Morphology, Physiology and Ecology
Z.X. Chen, S.Y. Chen and D.W. Dickson (Eds)

ISBN: 0851996450/CABI Publishing/2004/ hardcover/636pp/£95

This book addresses the basic knowledge of nematodes.

Nematology: Advances and Perspectives Vol II Nematode Management and Utilization
Z.X. Chen, S.Y. Chen and D.W. Dickson (Eds)

ISBN: 0851996469/ CABI Publishing/2004/597pp//£75

This book covers the applied aspects of nematodes as parasites or disease vectors, and the control of pest nematodes.
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The Pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
Series: NEMATOLOGY MONOGRAPHS AND PERSPECTIVES 1; Proceedings of an International Workshop, University of Evora Portugal, August 20-22, 2001
M. Mota and P. Vieira (Eds)

ISBN: 9004132678/ E.J. Brill/ 2004/292 pp/£86

According to the European Plant Protection Organisation, the Pinewood nematodes (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus is a quarantine organism at the top of the list of the pathogenic species. Nematode surveying is extremely important and a correct identification of nematode species associated with conifers is essential.


An Introduction to Nematodes: Entomophilic Nematology
R. Perry and D. Wrigth (Eds)

Pensoft Publishers, distributed by NHBS/ 2003/ £33.50

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are currently used commercially as biological control agents for several economically important insect pests of horticulture and agriculture. The nematodes carry symbiotic bacteria and after a nematode invades its insect host, the bacteria are released, multiply rapidly, causing septicaemia and death of the insect host is as little as 48h. The nematodes feed on the bacteria and develop and multiply until the food source is exhausted. As the insect disintegrates, the ‘survival’ stage of the nematode is released into environment to locate and infect a new host. This book presents an introduction to the wealth of information on these fascinating and important nematodes, including discussion of the unusual symbiotic relationships between the bacteria and the nematodes, the life cycle development and survival form of the nematodes, and the useful importance of EPNs as bioinsecticides.

Monograph of Soil Nematodes from Coastal Douglas-fir Forests in British Columbia
Panesar and Marshall

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Plant Resistance to Parasitic Nematodes
J.L. Star, R. Cook and J. Bridge (Eds)

ISBN: 0851994660/2002/CABI Publishing/ 258pp/ £65

Host plant resistance is one of the cornerstones upon which integrated pest management is based. Improved pest management is an essential element of sustainable agriculture. Resistance to nematodes is currently unutilized, particularly in developing countries. This practically orientated book describes methods for evaluating resistance and tolerance of plant cultivars to parasitic nematodes, and provides specific instructions on all phases of resistance screening. With the current emphasis on decreasing the use of chemical nematicides, this book is a timely addition to the subject.

The Biology of Nematodes
D.L. Lee (Ed)

ISBN: 0415272114/ Taylor & Francis/ 2002/ 365pp/ £125

This book aims to synthesize the knowledge of most aspects of the biology of free-living, plant-parasitic and animal-parasitic nematodes.

Nematode Control in Crop
M. Mashkoor Alam and Neeta Sharma

ISBN: 8185860203/ International Book Distributors, Booksellers and Publishers/ 2002/ 432pp/£35.50

The Behavioural Ecology of Parasites
E.E. Lewis, J.F. Campbell and M.V.K. Sukhdeo (Eds)

ISBN: 0851996159/CABI Publishing/2002/358pp/£65.00

The book provides comprehensive coverage of the behavioural biology and ecology of parasites with contributions by leading authorities across the globe. The book concentrates on four areas of interest: Foraging and Hosts; Host Acceptance and Infection; Interactions among parasites within host; and Parasite-host Interactions.

Tylenchida: Parasites of Plants and Insects, 2nd Edition
M R Siddiqi

ISBN: 0851992021/ CABI Publishing/2002/ 833pp/£145/

This second edition of this standard reference work familiar to all plant nematologists is therefore even more useful than its predecessor published in 1986. The in-depth description of the life histories of the genera of the Tylenchida have been retained and brought up-to-date through the inclusion of all the research carried out between the publication of the last edition and this new edition. This expanded edition includes detailed diagnoses of well over 200 genera and familial and ordinal groups, and is well-illustrated with drawings of type or representative species. These, together with comprehensive lists of species and genera and their synonymies provide the foundation for the status and validation of each taxon within the Tylenchida. A considerable amount of information is provided regarding the biology, ecology and pathogenicity of these parasites.

The plant-parasitic Nematode Genus Meloidogyne Göldi, 1892 (Tylenchida) in Europe.
G. Karssen

ISBN: 9004127909/ E.J. Brill/2002/ 160pp/ £45

The genus Meloidogyne Göldi, 1892, or root-knot nematodes, represent a relatively small but economically important group of obligate plant pathogens. They are distributed worldwide and parasitize on almost every higher plant species. While reproducing and feeding within roots, they induce galls or root-knots and disorder the physiology of the infected plant, reducing crop yield and product quality.
More than eighty nominal species have been described worldwide, while twenty species have been detected in Europe so far. This book includes a historical review on the genus, followed by a revision of the European species, and completed with a study on one of the most characteristic morphological structures within the genus: the perineal pattern.

Plant Resistance to Parasitic Nematodes
J L Starr, R Cook and J Bridge

ISBN: 0851994660/Oxford Press University/2002/256pp/£49.95/

Host plant resistance is one of the cornerstones upon which integrated pest management is based. Improved pest management is an essential element of sustainable agriculture. Resistance to nematodes is currently under utilized, particularly in developing countries. This practically orientated book describes methods for evaluating the resistance and tolerance of plant cultivars to parasitic nematodes, and provides specific instructions on all phases of resistance screening. With the current emphasis on decreasing the use of chemical nematicides, this book is a timely addition to the subject.

Identification Guides for the Most Common Genera of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
J. D. Eisenback

Contact information: Mactode Publications, 3510 Indian Meadow Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA;; Tel: 1-540-231-4650; Fax: 1-707-988-8647;

This set of full-color guides is an invaluable resource for teaching the identification of the most common genera of plant-parasitic nematodes. Each guide contains a high resolution light micrograph, a list of key features that are useful for the identification, a general distribution, the most common hosts, and a reference for two of the most recent and useful keys to species within the genus. The entire set contains more the 24 species of ectoparasites, migratory endoparasites, semi-endoparasites, and endoparasites; both males and females are illustrated whenever possible. The collection of full-color plates, suitable for framing, is contained in a notebook. In addition, a set suitable for printing on a laser or ink jet printer is included on a CD ROM. Purchase of the notebook set includes permission to make a reasonable number of copies for teaching and other educational uses. $150 plus shipping.

Nematology Laboratory Investigations, Vol. 1 – Morphology and Taxonomy
J. D. Eisenback

Contact information: Mactode Publications, 3510 Indian Meadow Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA;; Tel: 1-540-231-4650; Fax: 1-707-988-8647;

This manual consists of 25 time-tested investigations on the morphology and taxonomy of nematodes. Each lab has a brief introduction, clearly stated objectives, a list of resources required, and a worksheet outlining procedures for completing each exercise. The investigations are clearly illustrated with line drawings, and key questions are included. Sample chapters include: Gross Morphology, Cuticular Markings, Cuticular Layering, Body Wall and Somatic Muscles. The instructor may print copies of the labs for each student from an included CD ROM. $150.00; CD only – $120