Course alias: Biology, Ecology and Management of Plant and Soil Nematodes
Instructor:Howard Ferris 259G Robbins Hall (530)752-8432 email@example.com
Key PersonnelLiang Zheng and Xuyun Wang 259N Robbins Hall (530)752-2124 firstname.lastname@example.org Liang and Xuyun will help with preparation of materials for labs and general logistics
|Dr. Becky B. Westerdahl Hutchison Hall (530)752-1405 email@example.com Dr. Westerdahl, Extension Nematologist is the anxious recipient of the "Dear Becky" letter and will participate in the class field trip if time avails.|
Scope of Course:
Course Philosophy and
We will examine the diversity and biology of soil nematodes and their ecological functions and services. We will study in some detail the biology of nematode taxa that are parasites of plants, particularly from the standpoint of their damage potential and opportunities for management. As we observe specimens of each group, we will consider all components of the soil ecosystem and the effects of stewardship and disturbance. We will study the functional roles and bioindicator potential of the myriad soil organisms, including predator nematodes and those that feed on bacteria and fungi. The overall objectives are to develop an appreciation of the biology and ecology of plant and soil nematodes and of the challenges of, and opportunities for, sustainable management of the soil ecosystem in agricultural production systems.
October 13: San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo counties
(handout and discussion in lab)
Lab project - Faunal Analysis
progressive through quarter
keep track of the nematodes you have seen
Two in U.C. - elsewhere in Plant Pathology and Entomology
Nematology Teaching program arranged in 2-unit modules at the graduate level, generally offered in alternate years:
Ayoub, 1981. Plant Nematology - an agricultural training aid
Mai and Mullin, 1996. Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: A Pictorial Key to Genera.
Anderson and Mulvey, 1979. Plant-parasitic Nematodes in Canada
Zuckerman, Mai and Krusberg, 1990. Plant Nematology Laboratory Manual
Lee, D.L. (ed).2002. The Biology of Nematodes
Luc, M. R.A. Sikora and J. Bridge (eds). 2005. Plant parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture (2nd edition). Wallingford, Oxon, UK : C.A.B. International Institute of Parasitology.
Evans,K., D.L. Trudgill and J.M. Webster (eds). 1993. Plant parasitic nematodes in temperate agriculture. Wallingford : CAB International
Weischer, B. and D.J.F. Brown. 2000. An Iintroduction to Nematodes. Plant nematology : a student's textbook. Sofia, Pensoft.
Starr, J.L., R. Cook and J. Bridge (eds). 2002. Plant resistance to parasitic nematodes. Wallingford : CAB International.
Bridge, J. and Starr, J.L.(2007) Plant Nematodes of Agricultural Importance. A Colour Handbook. Manson Publishing, London, U.K.152 p.
Davies, K. and Spiegel, Y (eds). 2011. Biological Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes: Building Coherence between Microbial Ecology and Molecular Mechanisms. Springer, NY 311p.
Jones, J., Gheysen, G. and Fenoll, C. (eds). Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes. Springer, Dordrecht 557p.
Andrássy, I.. 2005. Free-living nematodes of Hungary (Nematoda, Errantia), I. Hungarian Natural History Museum. Budapest. Hungary, 518 pp.
Andrássy, I. 2007. Free-living nematodes of Hungary (Nematoda, Errantia), II. Hungarian Natural History Museum. Budapest. Hungary, 496 pp
Andrássy, I.. 2009. Free-living nematodes of Hungary (Nematoda, Errantia), III. Hungarian Natural History Museum. Budapest. Hungary, 608 pp.
Bongers, T. 1994. De Nematoden van Nederland. Pirola, Schoorl. Netherlands. 408p.
UCIPM - Pest Management Guidelines - nematodes
Internet Listservers and bulletin boards
NEMAPLEX (http://plpnemweb.ucdavis.edu/nemaplex), including NEMABASE
Department web page and linkages to other sites: http://www.ucdnema.ucdavis.edu