Mononchida: The Predatory Soil Nematodes

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BRILL, 2010 - Science - 298 pages
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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.

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Introduction 119
Morphology 2143
Male genital organs
Order Mononchida Jairajpuri 1969 4550
Family Mononchidae Filipjev 1934 5188
Family Mylonchulidae Jairajpuri 1969 89139
Family Cobbonchidae Jairajpuri 1969 141155
Family Anatonchidae Jairajpuri 1969 157191
Family Iotonchidae Jairajpuri 1969 193238
Suborder Bathyodontina Coomans Loof 1970 239257
Addendum 259264
References 265287
Index to taxa 289298

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Ahmad, Wasim, Ph.D. (1981), D.Sc. (1993) in Nematology (Zoology), Aligarh Muslim University, is Professor of Nematology (Zoology) at Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has wide experience of working in leading Nematology laboratories of the world, has published extensively on the taxonomy of soil inhabiting nematodes belonging to the orders Dorylaimida and Mononchida and is considered an authority on these groups. Jairajpuri, Mohammad Shamim, Ph.D. (1964), D.Sc. (1970) in Nematology (Zoology), Aligarh Muslim University, formerly Principal Nematologist CABI, UK; Director, Zoological survey of India is Emeritus Professor and INSA Senior Scientist at Aligarh Muslim University. He has wide experience of working in leading Nematology labs of Europe and is a world authority on the taxonomy of Mononchida and Dorylaimida.

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