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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 8 (Page no: 182)

Cold tolerance.

This chapter describes the strategies that nematodes use to survive low temperatures, the mechanisms that may be involved and how these mechanisms contribute to the strategies of cold tolerance, with emphasis on survival at temperatures below 0°C, where the animal is at risk of freezing.

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: 9 (Page no: 205) Molecular analyses of desiccation survival in Antarctic nematodes. Author(s): Adhikari, B. N. Adams, B. J.
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.