Identification of Plant Parasitic Nematodes


Five-day lecture and laboratory course on morphological identification of economically important plant parasitic nematodes in Tylenchida and Dorylaimida using dissecting, bright field and interference contrast microscopy. A five-head microscope and video capture equipment will be central to developing hands-on experience in recognizing diagnostic characteristics. Topics include simple techniques for extraction and preparation of temporary and permanent slides of plant parasitic nematodes; relevant morphological characteristics and terminology; identification of plant parasitic genera from mixed soil samples; outline classification of higher categories, with an update on recent taxonomic and phylogenetic developments; and keys for species identification of the most important taxa in California.

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Source of support

UCR Extension


August 18-22, 2003

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