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Freshwater nematodes: ecology and taxonomy.

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This book contains 22 chapters on various aspects of freshwater nematode ecology and taxonomy. Subjects covered include the techniques for processing freshwater nematodes, the composition and distribution of free living freshwater nematodes, their abundance, biomass and diversity, the production of freshwater nematodes, their feeding ecology, patterns in size structure of freshwater nematode communities, different nematode habitats, and computation and application of nematode community indices. It provides descriptions with figures of each taxon at the genus level and above to currently valid genera. For every genus, a complete list of species, with an emphasis on biogeography, is given for primarily freshwater taxa and a list of only those species reported from freshwater bodies is given for the genera that are considered primarily non-freshwater. This book is intended to provide a useful reference to students, beginners and established researchers in the field of freshwater nematology, benthologists, invertebrate biologists, limnologists, ecologists, microbiologists and soil biologists.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Summary of present knowledge and research addressing the ecology and taxonomy of freshwater nematodes. Author(s): Ley, P. de Decraemer, W. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) Techniques for processing freshwater nematodes. Author(s): Hodda, M. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 46) Composition and distribution of free-living freshwater nematodes: global and local perspectives. Author(s): Traunspurger, W. Michiels, I. C. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 77) Dynamics of freshwater nematodes: abundance, biomass and diversity. Author(s): Eyualem-Abebe Traunspurger, W. Michiels, I. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 94) Production of freshwater nematodes. Author(s): Bergtold, M. Traunspurger, W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 105) Feeding ecology of free-living benthic nematodes. Author(s): Moens, T. Traunspurger, W. Bergtold, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 132) Patterns in the size structure of freshwater nematode communities: the cases of lakes Königssee and Brunnsee, Germany. Author(s): Traunspurger, W. Bergtold, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 144) Freshwater nematodes in environmental science. Author(s): Höss, S. Traunspurger, W. Zullini, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 163) Nematodes in lotic systems. Author(s): Hodda, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 179) Nematodes from extreme freshwater habitats. Author(s): Hodda, M. Ocaña, A. Traunspurger, W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 211) Computation and application of nematode community indices: general guidelines. Author(s): Neher, D. A. Darby, B. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 225) Order Enoplida. Author(s): Smol, N. Coomans, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 293) Order Triplonchida. Author(s): Zullini, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 326) Dorylaimida Part I: Superfamilies Belondiroidea, Nygolaimoidea and Tylencholaimoidea. Author(s): Peña-Santiago, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 392) Dorylaimida Part II: Superfamily Dorylaimoidea. Author(s): Vinciguerra, M. T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 468) Order Mononchida. Author(s): Zullini, A. Peneva, V.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 497) Orders Chromadorida, Desmodorida and Desmoscolecida. Author(s): Decraemer, W. Smol, N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 574) Order Monhysterida. Author(s): Coomans, A. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 604) Order Araeolaimida. Author(s): Muthumbi, A. W. Vanreusel, A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 611) Order Plectida. Author(s): Holovachov, O. Ley, P. de
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 648) Order Rhabditida: suborder Tylenchina. Author(s): Bert, W. Borgonie, G.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 696) Order Rhabditida: suborder Rhabditina. Author(s): Abolafia, J.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 722) Order Mermithida and families incertae sedis (Bastianiidae and Rhabdolaimidae). Author(s): Holovachov, O. Ley, P. de

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Hubbard Centre for Genome Studies, Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 35 Colovos Rd, Gregg Hall, Durham, NH 03824, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9780851990095
  • Record Number
  • 20063048499