The Predatory Soil Nematodes


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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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.
Nematologists in general, Nematode taxonomists, Plant protection workers, Soil ecologists, Molecular biologists, Undergraduate and post graduate students in Biology and Agriculture.
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