Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nematode Survival

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Nematodes are well known for their ability to survive environmental extremes. Their survival mechanisms for cold tolerance, thermobiotic, osmotic and ionic stress mechanisms are presented here together with information on the underlying biochemical basis contributing to survival. Highlighting parallels and contrasts between groups, the book integrates information on the strategies that enable nematodes to overcome a lack of food with tactics used by parasitic forms to survive the defence responses of a plant or animal host, or the absence of a host.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845936877
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roland N. Perry is Nematologist at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK.

David A. Wharton is Associate Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

1. Survival of Parasitic Nematodes outside the Host
2. Survival of Plant-parasitic Nematodes inside the Host
3. Survival of Animal-parasitic Nematodes inside the Animal Host
4. The Genome of Pristionchus pacificus and Implications for Survival Attributes
5. The Dauer Phenomenon
6. Gene Induction and Desiccation Stress in Nematodes
7. Longevity and Stress Tolerance of Entomopathogenic Nematodes
8. Cold Tolerance
9. Molecular Analyses of Desiccation Survival in Antarctic Nematodes
10. Thermobiotic Survival
11. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation
12. Biochemistry of Survival

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