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Molecular and physiological basis of nematode survival.

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This book with twelve chapters shows that research in nematodes has basically progressed from investigating the physiological and biochemical methods utilized by some species to ensure survival of adverse conditions to incorporate the more recent molecular advances. It is the intention of this book not only to reflect some of the older research that is still relevant and important but also to link...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 205)

Molecular analyses of desiccation survival in Antarctic nematodes.

This chapter characterizes the molecular mechanisms of Antarctic nematode stress survival and describes these mechanisms in relation to desiccation survival. Further, the chapter discusses the inducible as well as constitutive mechanisms of stress response, along with signal transduction mechanisms. The genetic response of nematodes to stress-induced metabolic changes and oxidative stress response is also explored. Finally, the interesting conserved mechanisms and cross-talk between stress responses that may be used by highly divergent organisms to mediate transcriptional responses to stress, are emphasized.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Survival of parasitic nematodes outside the host. Author(s): Perry, R. N. Moens, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 28) Survival of plant-parasitic nematodes inside the host. Author(s): Lozano, J. Smant, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 66) Survival of animal-parasitic nematodes inside the animal host. Author(s): Grencis, R. Harnett, W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 86) The genome of Pristionchus pacificus and implications for survival attributes. Author(s): Herrmann, M. Sommer, R. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 99) The dauer phenomenon. Author(s): Grant, W. Viney, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 126) Gene induction and desiccation stress in nematodes. Author(s): Burnell, A. M. Tunnacliffe, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 157) Longevity and stress tolerance of entomopathogenic nematodes. Author(s): Grewal, P. S. Bai, X. D. Jagdale, G. B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 182) Cold tolerance. Author(s): Wharton, D. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 233) Thermobiotic survival. Author(s): Devaney, E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 256) Osmotic and ionic regulation. Author(s): Wharton, D. A. Perry, R. N.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 282) Biochemistry of survival. Author(s): Barrett, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845936877
  • Record Number
  • 20113096519