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Anderson, R.V. & Mulvey, R.H., 1979

Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Canada

Part 1: "An illustrated key to the genera" can be downloaded from the Entomological Society of Canada's website.

The key refers to the photographs which illustrate most alternatives.

Publisher Entomological Society of Canada
Pages 158
Web site
Illustrations Half-tone photographs at the back.
Identify Under a Compound Microscope (also useful to examine under a Stereo Microscope).
Specimen Prep. Specimens killed by gentle heat (p16), fixed in 2-4% formalin and mounted in glycerol or lactophenol.
Difficulty A good microscope with at least phase contrast and probably differential interference contrast (DIC) is needed to make out minute structural details of hyaline tissues.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

NEMATODA (roundworms, eelworms or nematodes) Identification Current
TRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants) Background Reading Current
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