DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
NEMA 501 GENERAL NEMATOLOGY (2L+2P) I
To project the importance of nematodes in agriculture and impart basic knowledge on broad aspects of plant nematology.
Characteristics of Phylum Nematoda and its relationship with other related phyla, history and growth of Nematology; nematode habitats and diversity- plant, animal and human parasites; useful nematodes; economic importance of nematodes to agriculture, horticulture and forestry.
Gross morphology of plant parasitic nematodes; broad classification, nematode biology, physiology and ecology.
Types of parasitism; nature of damage and general symptomatology; interaction of plant-parasitic nematodes with other organisms.
Plant nematode relationships, cellular responses to infection by important phytonematodes; physiological specialization among phytonematodes.
Principles and practices of nematode management; integrated nematode management.
Emerging nematode problems, Importance of nematodes in international trade and quarantine.
Studies on kinds of nematodes- free-living, animal, insect and plant parasites; nematode extraction from soil; extraction of migrator y endoparasites, staining for sedentar y endoparasites; examination of different life stages of important plant parasitic nematodes, their symptoms and histopathology.