The Biology of Nematodes synthesizes knowledge of the biology of free-living, plant-parasitic, and animal-parasitic nematodes. Contributed works by recognized researchers apply groundbreaking molecular techniques, many of which resulted from work on Caenorhabditis elegans, toward new approaches to the study of nematode worms.
Systematic Position and Phylogeny. General Organization. Life Cycles. Male and Female Gametes and Fertilization. Embryology, Developmental Biology and the Genome. Hatching. Cuticle, Molting, Growth and Exsheathment. Feeding and Digestion. Feeding Behavior of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes. Metabolism. Excretion/Secretion, Ionic and Osmotic Regulation. Neuromuscular Organization and Control in Nematodes. Locomotion. Nematode Sense Organs. Behavior. Nematode Survival Strategies. Aging. Immunology of Nematode Infection. Biological Control. Behavior of Enomopathogenic Nematodes. Chemical Control of Animal-Parasitic Nematodes. Anthelmintic Resistance. Molecular Approaches to Novel Crop Resistance Against Nematodes. Epidemiology and Control of Nematode Infection and Disease in Humans.