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Volume Editors: Xinzheng Li, Wenliang Liu, and Wei Jiang
This volume is devoted to the memory of the eminent carcinologist Professor Ruiyu Liu (1922-2012) of the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China. Since 1949, Professor Liu had devoted his life to studying taxonomy, systematics, ecology, zoogeography and aquaculture and published a total of more than 210 papers and monographs. He described two new genera, fifty-two new species and one new subspecies, including not only crustaceans but also cnidarians, polychaetes and molluscs. In this volume forty of his friends and colleagues put together sixteen papers to honour Professor Liu, and named after him three new genera and eleven new species.
First published as a Special Issue of Crustaceana 93(11-12): 1233-1546.
Publication of these volumes has been supported by a grant from Uitvoeringsorganisatie Twinningfaciliteit Suriname Nederland (UTSN), and initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to stimulate economic and cultural collaboration between Suriname and the Netherlands.

The UTSN grant was awarded to the Dutch natural history museum NCB Naturalis and the National Zoological Collection of Suriname to digitalize the Suriname collection at Naturalis and produce books to raise awareness of the diverse fauna of Suriname and stimulate eco-tourism to the country.
Root-knot nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne represent one of the most damaging and agricultural important group of plant-parasitic nematodes. These nematodes are obligate sedentary endoparasites infecting most species of higher plants and have a cosmopolitan distribution. Annual worldwide economic losses due to nematode infection of crops have been estimated at several hundred billion US dollars. This book is the first complete illustrated compendium of root-knot nematode species and contains 98 species descriptions with comprehensive diagnoses, information on biology, plant-hosts, pathogenicity, symptoms, distribution and biochemical and molecular diagnostics. It also includes introductions into morphology, biology, biogeography, genomics, phylogeny and host-parasite relationships of root-knot nematodes.