Cytogenetics, Host–Parasite Interactions, and Physiology

Cytogenetics, Host–Parasite Interactions, and Physiology

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: B Zuckerman
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Plant Parasitic Nematodes, Volume II: Cytogenetics, Host-Parasite Interactions, and Physiology is a masterful reference work in nematology that includes information in ultrastructure, enzymology, and chemistry of body composition; culturing; virus transmission; biological races; and nature of plant resistance. This volume provides information about plant parasitic nematode genetics and cytology. It first explains the history and the advances in nematology, and then discusses the more specific topics about the biological processes involving nematodes. The discussions on host-parasite interactions, biochemistry, and physiology follow these topics. This book also presents useful information regarding free-living and animal parasitic nematodes. This treatise is written to provide an up-to-date reference source for students, lecturers, and research professionals in plant parasitology, specifically nematology, and related fields.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    Genetics and Cytology

    13. Genetics and Cytology

    I. Introduction—Historical Review

    II. Gametogenesis and Cytological Features of Reproduction

    III. The Chromosomes of Nematodes

    IV. Sexuality

    V. Hybridization among Nematodes

    VI. Cytogenetic Aspects of Nematode Evolution


    Host-Parasite Interactions

    14. Specialized Adaptations of Nematodes to Parasitism

    I. Introduction

    II. Morphological and Physiological Adaptations

    III. Ecological Adaptations: Response to Stress

    IV. Summary


    15. Biological Races

    I. Introduction

    II. Sibling Species

    III. Intraspecific Variation

    IV. Types of Physiological Variation

    V. Causes of Variability

    VI. Methods of Race Identification

    VII. Genetics of Physiological Characters

    VIII. Development and Maintenance of Physiological Diversity

    IX. Terminology

    X. Conclusion


    16. Nematode Enzymes

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques in Enzymic Analysis

    III. Nematode Enzymes

    IV. Summary


    17. Nematode-lnduced Syncytia (Giant Cells). Host-Parasite Relationships of Heteroderidae

    I. Introduction

    II. Nematode Penetration and Migration

    III. Mechanism of Feeding in the Heteroderidae

    IV. Stimulation of Galls

    V. Formation of Syncytia

    VI. Nature of Resistance

    VII. Conclusions


    18. Interaction of Plant Parasitic Nematodes with Other Disease-Causing Agents

    I. Introduction

    II. Nematode-Fungus Complexes

    III. Nematode-Bacteria Interactions

    IV. Nematode-Virus Relationships

    V. Some Effects of Complexes on Nematode Populations

    VI. The Nature of Complexes Involving Nematodes

    VII. Conclusions


    19. Feeding in Plant Parasitic Nematodes: Mechanisms and Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavior Leading to Feeding

    III. Pharyngeal Gland Secretions

    IV. Ingestion


    20. Gnotobiology

    I. Introduction

    II. Methodology

    III. Applications

    IV. Conclusions


    21. Nematodes as Vectors of Plant Viruses

    I. Introduction

    II. The Vectors

    III. The Viruses

    IV. Relationships between Viruses and Vector Nematodes

    V. Ecology and Control


    Biochemistry and Physiology

    22. Chemical Composition of Nematodes

    I. Introduction

    II. Inorganic Substances

    III. Carbohydrates

    IV. Amino Acids and Proteins

    V. Lipids

    VI. Plant Growth Regulators

    VII. Other

    VIII. Conclusions


    23. Respiration

    I. Introduction

    II. Factors Influencing Respiration

    III. Methods of Measuring Respiration


    24. Mating and Host Finding Behavior of Plant Nematodes

    I. Introduction

    II. Sources of Stimulants

    III. Dissemination of Stimuli

    IV. Responses to Stimuli

    V. Discussion


    25. Molting and Hatching Stimuli

    I. Molting

    II. Hatching


    26. Mode of Action of Nematicides

    I. The State of Knowledge

    II. Gross Effects

    III. Permeation Characteristics

    IV. Model Systems

    V. Hypotheses


    27. Senescence, Quiescence, and Cryptobiosis

    I. Introduction

    II. Senescence

    III. Quiescence

    IV. Cryptobiosis

    V. Summary


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153935

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