© 1995

The Family Trichodoridae: Stubby Root and Virus Vector Nematodes


Part of the Developments in Plant Pathology book series (DIPP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. W. Decraemer
    Pages 1-3
  3. W. Decraemer
    Pages 4-25
  4. W. Decraemer
    Pages 26-75
  5. W. Decraemer
    Pages 76-257
  6. W. Decraemer
    Pages 258-282
  7. W. Decraemer
    Pages 283-318
  8. W. Decraemer
    Pages 332-336
  9. W. Decraemer
    Pages 337-341
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 342-360

About this book


The family Trichodoridae was established by Thorne in 1935 but it remained of limited taxonomie interest until 1951 when Christie and Perry associated Trichodorus christie (now Paratrichodorus minor) with a "stubby root disease" that affected certain crops in Florida, USA and interest further increased from 1960 when P. pachydermus was implicated as a vector of the economically important tobacco raule virus. Such discoveries gave an impetus to studies on many aspects of the biology of trichodorid nematodes with a consequent proliferation of new species described from different parts of the world. The number of species increased from twelve in 1957 to a present day total exceeding eighty. This rapid expansion in the number of species was accompanied by several reappraisals of the taxonomy and systematies of the family, the most notable changes being the creation of the genus Paratrichodorus by Siddiqi in 1974 and the recognition of the monodelphic genera Monotrichodorus and Allotrichodorus respectively by Andrassy in 1976 and Rodriguez-M, Sher and Siddiqi in 1978. Reliable and unambiguous identification of taxa is dependent on the known reliability of a range of characters, whieh remains of paramount importance in taxonomy even when biochemical and molecular methodology is available. In this book each of the species, including synonyms and species inquirenda, that comprise the family Trichodoridae is re-described from meticulous mieroscopie examination of type specimens, material from official nematode collections and populations in the field.


agriculture anatomy biology ecology morphology plant plants soil systematics taxonomy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor NatuurwetenschappenBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Family Trichodoridae: Stubby Root and Virus Vector Nematodes
  • Authors W. Decraemer
  • Series Title Developments in Plant Pathology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3773-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4632-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8482-1
  • Series ISSN 0929-1318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 360
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Pathology
    Plant Sciences
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