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Nematodes as environmental indicators.

Book cover for Nematodes as environmental indicators.


The book comprises four parts. The first part (Chapters 1-3) deals with background issues relating to nematodes themselves and to bioindicators in general. Part II (Chapters 4-8) describes practical aspects of using nematode assemblages as bioindicators in real world settings. Part III (Chapters 9-11) describes the potential of nematodes, particularly the model organisms Caenorhabditis elegans, to...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 146)

Case studies using nematode assemblage analysis in aquatic habitats.

This chapter reviews published literature relating to the use of nematode assemblage analysis in aquatic habitats.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The role of nematodes in ecosystems. Author(s): Yeates, G. W. Ferris, H. Moens, T. Putten, W. H. van der
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 45) Nematode diversity in terrestrial, freshwater aquatic and marine systems. Author(s): Hodda, M. Peters, L. Traunspurger, W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 94) Molecular markers, indicator taxa, and community indices: the issue of bioindication accuracy. Author(s): Ekschmitt, K. Korthals, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 107) General community indices that can be used for analysis of nematode assemblages. Author(s): Neher, D. A. Darby, B. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 124) Indices developed specifically for analysis of nematode assemblages. Author(s): Ferris, H. Bongers, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 172) Case studies using nematode assemblage analysis in terrestrial habitats. Author(s): Nagy, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 188) Molecular tools for analysing nematode assemblages. Author(s): Neilson, R. Donn, S. Griffiths, B. Daniell, T. Rybarczyk, K. D. Elsen, S. van den Mooyman, P. Helder, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 208) Ecotoxicity testing with nematodes. Author(s): Höss, S. Williams, P. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 225) Transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans as biosensors. Author(s): Lagido, C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 253) Caenorhabditis elegans and chemical environmental stressors: from DNA microarrays and data analysis to genomic data of true ecotoxicological relevance. Author(s): Menzel, R. Steinberg, C. E. W. Stürzenbaum, S. R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 275) Commercial aspects of the use of nematodes as bioindicators. Author(s): Trett, M. W. Urbano, B. C. Forster, S. J. Trett, S. P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Dipartimento di Scienze del Mare, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845933852
  • Record Number
  • 20093184812