Advances in Entomopathogenic Nematode Taxonomy and Phylogeny

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In Advances in Entomopathogenic Nematode Taxonomy and Phylogeny the numerous species of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis described since the previous volume, published in 2007, are evaluated and discussed. Valid species proposed from 2007-2015 are covered in detail, each taxon having an illustrated diagnostic description and additional data on molecular characterisation, distribution and biology, etc. An addendum gives brief details of species proposed during 2016. An overview of the taxonomy of the two families provides an up-to-date list of species for both genera, including new synonyms and detailed commentary on specific status where appropriate. Tabular keys to all valid species of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis assist in diagnostics. A chapter on phylogeny and phylogeography completes the book.
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Biographical Note

David J. Hunt, Ph.D. (1974), University of Reading, is an Emeritus Fellow at CABI Europe-UK. He has authored a book and numerous papers on nematode taxonomy and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Nematology and Series Editor for Nematology Monographs and Perspectives.

Khuong B. Nguyen, Ph.D. (1988), University of Florida, retired. He has co-edited the volume Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Systematics, Phylogeny and Bacterial Symbiontsa (Brill, 2007), has authored 8 book chapters and about 90 papers in Nematology, especially on taxonomy of entomopathogenic nematodes.

Sergei E. Spiridonov, Ph.D. (1986), Moscow State University, is leading researcher in Severtsov’s Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russia Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Main scientific interests are in taxonomy of parasitic nematodes. Chief Editor of the Russian Journal of Nematology.

Sergei A. Subbotin, Ph.D. (1987), Institute of Helminthology, Moscow, Russia, presently at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, USA, with associate positions at Ghent University, Belgium, and the Center of Parasitology, Russia. Publications include 150 articles, and two books.

Table of contents

Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi–xiii
Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11
David J. HUNT

2. Taxonomy and systematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–58
David J. HUNT and Sergei A. SUBBOTIN

3. Tabular keys to species of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis . . . . . . 59–109
Khuong B. NGUYEN

4. Steinernematidae: species descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111–375
David J. HUNT, Khuong B. NGUYEN and Sergei E. SPIRIDONOV

5. Heterorhabditidae: species descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377–411
Khuong B. NGUYEN and David J. HUNT

6. Phylogeny and phylogeography of Heterorhabditis
and Steinernema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413–427
Sergei E. SPIRIDONOV and Sergei A. SUBBOTIN

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429

Readership

Nematologists, entomologists and those involved in biological control of insects using entomopathogenic nematodes.

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