DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
NEM 502 FUNDAMENTALS OF NEMATODE BIOSYSTEMATICS (2L+2P) II
To sensitize the students on the theory and practices of classifying organisms with special emphasis on Phylum Nematoda.
Principles of Nematode systematics
Taxonomic position of nematodes and their relationships with allied groups; Classification and diagnosis of Nematodes upto ordinal rank (Secernentea); Classification and diagnoses of Nematodes upto ordinal rank (Adenophorea).
Nematode parasites of Vertebrates and Invertebrates.
Classification of Plant Parasitic Nematodes; Classification of order Tylenchida and diagnoses of its Sub-orders, superfamilies, families and important genera; Orders Aphelenchida, Dorylaimida and Triplonchida and diagnosis of their important genera.
Identification of soil nematodes belonging to diverse orders, viz., Tylenchida, Dorylaimida, Aphelenchida, Mononchida, Enoplida, Monhysterida, Araeolaimida, Cephalobida, Rhabditida, Diplogasterida; Processing of nematode specimens and preparation of permanent mount; Processing of animal parasitic nematodes for permanent mounts; Isolation of Thelastomatids from cockroaches and entomopathogenic nematodes from soil; Identification of important plant parasitic nematodes.