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NEM 502 FUNDAMENTALS OF NEMATODE BIOSYSTEMATICS                                                                                 (2L+2P) II

Objective
  To sensitize the students on the theory and practices of classifying organisms with special emphasis on Phylum Nematoda.

Theory

UNIT I
  Principles of Nematode systematics

UNIT II
  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).

UNIT III
  Nematode parasites of Vertebrates and Invertebrates.

UNIT IV
  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.

UNIT V
  Molecular taxonomy

Practicals
  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.

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