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NEMA 504 TAXONOMY OF PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES                                                                                 (2L+1P) III

Objective
  Development of skills in the identification of plant parasitic nematodes up to genera and species levels.

Theory

UNIT I
  Classification of Phylum Nematoda- Orders of Class Adenophorea and Secernentea; Diagnosis of  Order Tylenchida- Sub order Tylenchina, Hoplolaimina and Criconematina; Infraorders Tylenchata and Anguinata- their families and genera; Diagnosis of Aphelenchida, Dorylaimida and Triplonchida

UNIT II
  Diagnosis of genera and families of Suborders Hoplolaimina and Criconematina.

UNIT III
  Orders Aphelenchida, Dorylaimida and Triplonchida with emphasis on plant parasitic genera.

Practicals
  Identification of common plant parasitic nematodes belonging to Orders Tylenchida, Dorylaimida and Aphelenchida up to generic level; and up to species level for major nematode pests (root-knot, cyst nematodes etc.) of crops.

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