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'Regular Hexagonal Pattern' Found In A Plant-parasitic Nematode Worm
2012-12-07 18:57:35

Pensoft Publishers A new plant-parasitic nematode worm (Meloidoderita salina) was found in a tidal salt marsh at Mont Saint Michel Bay (MSMB) in France, where its abbey is a world-famous historical heritage. The species name 'salina' refers to salty soil and is derived from the Latin word 'sal' or 'salis' meaning 'salt'. The study was published in the peer-reviewed, open source scientific journal ZooKeys. The female nematode worm of Meloidoderita salina deposits its eggs in two...

2011-11-30 14:56:23

Planting tall fescue grass as a ground cover in peach orchards helps protect peach trees from nematodes that attack tree roots, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. In a study published in the Journal of Nematology in 2010, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologists Andy Nyczepir at the Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron, Ga., and Susan Meyer at the Nematology Laboratory in Beltsville, Md., tested several tall fescue varieties...

2010-05-24 07:33:00

ALACHUA, Fla., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasteuria Bioscience (http://www.pasteuriabio.com) has completed its manufacturing scale up and is successfully producing Pasteuria spores commercially. Pasteuria spp., a natural microbe prevalent in soil, has long been recognized as a promising biological control agent for nematodes. Until now, no one had been able to grow Pasteuria outside of the body of a nematode. Pasteuria Bioscience developed a proprietary manufacturing method to grow and...

2010-02-16 16:35:25

URBANA - Illinois farmers know corn nematodes are a problem. Nearly 80 percent of attendees at the Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics agreed this was true in surveys conducted across the state by U of I Extension Nematologist Terry Niblack. However, fewer than 20 percent plan to do anything about it. "Farmers think corn nematodes are a big problem, but they're someone else's problem," Niblack said. "Nematodes are the most frequently overlooked cause of disease in Illinois corn." Nematodes...

2009-06-08 07:33:00

ALACHUA, Fla., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasteuria Bioscience announced that it has received registration from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Pasteuria usgae. This is a critical step towards the commercial use of Pasteuria spp., a natural bacteria prevalent in soil that have long been recognized as promising biological control agents for plant-parasitic nematodes. "We're very pleased to receive this EPA registration," said David Duncan, Ph.D., chief executive...

2005-11-11 13:59:26

Nematodes, such as the stem nematode, and fungi, such as white rot, are particularly harmful for onion crops in the Netherlands: they cause rot. Soil samples are investigated to detect this; a labour-intensive and expensive operation. Together with the Laboratory for Nematology (University of Wageningen) the company Blgg has developed a molecular technique to detect the stem nematode and white rot in soil samples. Agricultural laboratory Blgg will start using the new system in November 2005....

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2005-07-01 16:40:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Identification of soils that inhibit a tiny soybean-destroying organism is an important tool in reducing yield losses, according to a Purdue University plant pathologist. Soybean cyst nematodes cause between $800 million and $1 billion annually in crop losses in the United States, according the American Phytopathological Society. However, techniques are available to find soils that specifically suppress these microscopic roundworms, said Andreas Westphal, assistant...


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Nematology
2013-09-30 13:49:26

Nematology is the study of nematodes, also known as roundworms, which first began in the nineteenth century. Like many fields of study, nematology began with ancient recordings and descriptions lacked elements of modern science. The oldest record of a nematode occurs in the Pentateuch in the fourth book of Moses known as Numbers. The reference, although not plainly stating roundworms or nematodes, is thought to refer to Dracunculus medinensis, a species that is native to the area near the Red...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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