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Studies on benthic nematode ecology in a small freshwater pond

Thomas Wayne Merritt

Studies on benthic nematode ecology in a small freshwater pond

by Thomas Wayne Merritt

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Published by Water Resources Research Institute, Auburn University in Auburn, Ala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nematoda,
  • Pond ecology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Thomas W. Merritt, Jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTC1 .A85 no. 8, QL391.N4 .A85 no. 8
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 73 p.
    Number of Pages73
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5027013M
    LC Control Number73621612

      Despite free-living nematodes being present in all types of limnetic habitats including unfavorable conditions that exclude many other meiobenthic invertebrates, they received less attention than marine and terrestrial forms. Two-fifths of the nematode families, one-fifth of the nearly genera and only 7% of the ab nominal species are recorded from freshwater by: The present monograph is the first to deal in detail with all nematodes which are parasites on European freshwater fish, providing contemporary knowledge of the taxonomy, biology and ecology of these parasites. This book is divided into introductory chapters, including general morphological, biological and ecological data on fish nematodes Reviews: 1.

      In this study, the predation effects of the benthivorous juvenile carp (Cyprinus carpio) on nematode abundance, biomass, diversity and species composition in the littoral zone of a natural freshwater pond were examined over days using field enclosures and by: 7. Small roundworms like the common pinworm (Enterobius) seldom exceed 10 mm in length, while large ones like Ascaris, the common intestinal roundworm of man, may reach 30 cm or more. However, there is great intraspecific variability in adult nematode body size, largely depending on .

    This study is the first attempt aiming to assess the composition and number of free-living marine nematode species on the coasts of the Marches region, Italy. A high number of putative species of nematodes were recognized (84), these belonging to 52 genera in 22 families. Fifty-one taxa have been identified to the species level increasing the number of known nematode species for the Adriatic Cited by: Nematode genomes are similar in size to those of flatworms, annelids, and insects (~ Mb upwards), but are smaller than those of some invertebrates such as molluscs and echinoderms (~ Mb upwards; Gregory, , Animal Genome Size Database).The compact nature of nematode genomes may due to a high rate of large, spontaneous deletions (Witherspoon and Robertson, ), .


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Subjects covered include the techniques for processing freshwater nematodes, the composition and distribution of free living freshwater nematodes, their abundance, biomass and diversity, the production of freshwater nematodes, their feeding ecology, patterns in size structure of.

Freshwater benthic micro-metazoans (also referred to as meiofauna or meiobenthos) have been fascinating and popular subjects of research ever since microscopy made them accessible to observation (e.g., Van Leeuwenhoeck, ).This early enthusiasm led to important morphological (and taxonomical) descriptions during the 19th and the first half of the 20th by: Freshwater Sediments.

So far, most freshwater microcosm and mesocosm studies have focused on macrobenthic invertebrates (macrofauna, such as snails, mussels, and insect larvae) in assessing the effects of chemicals on benthic communities (e.g., Fletcher et al., ; Wijngaarden et al., ).Only a few studies have used nematodes in microcosm tests focusing on freshwater sediments (Table 2 Cited by: The Third Edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates continues the tradition of in-depth coverage of the biology, ecology, phylogeny, and identification of freshwater invertebrates from the USA and Canada.

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Taxonomy of the nematodes follows that in " Freshwater nematodes: ecology and taxonomy " (Abebe et al., ). To characterize taxonomic structure of nematode communities we calculated the Author: Eyualem Abebe.

A major criticism of these studies is that the sampling of taxa is small, as might be expected for whole-genome comparisons. To determine the effect of both taxon and character sampling, Philippe et al., (; reviewed by Jones and Blaxter, ) used data from genes and a fairly diverse taxonomic sample of 35 species.

In this case, the. The total nematode density (9– ind./10 cm2 per pond), and especially the number of species (4–12 species per pond) was especially low in these ponds. In total, 17 genera of free-living benthic nematodes,belongingto15families,areidentified.

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Long-term research programs and pioneer studies in countries with limited resources are integrated in this section (Chapters ), including a special reference on the advances performed in the use of the slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita (Chapter 21).

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The majority of conducted studies on these aquatic forms focus mainly on those in marine and estuarine habitats. Nematodes from inland water bodies have been relatively forgotten or ignored. Recognizing this serious drawback and its impact on research on nematodes, this book brings together the available information on freshwater nematodes.

Abundances of benthic nematodes from shallow waters in Tvärminne, Finland and in Ringkøbing Fjord, Denmark averaged – individuals m−2. Less than 20 Cited by: Nematodes are too small to be seen without a microscope. It is believed the root knot nematode survives from season to season primarily as eggs in the soil.

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