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Verutus (Esser, 1981)
Females: No cyst stage. Body saccate, sausage-shaped, or kidney-shaped.
Cuticle thick, annulated over total body length; D-layer absent; multiple B-layer present; subcrystalline layer present [For information on ultrastructure of the cuticle and definition of its layers, see Shepherd, Clark & Dart (1972) and Baldwin (1983)].
Vulva submedian, large, with protruberant vulva lips.
Remnant of tail very short to absent.
Eggs not retained in body, but deposited individually, without gelatinous matrix.
Males: Body not twisted.
Stylet under 30 µm long.
Lateral field with four lines.
Spicules strong, slightly curved.
Second-stage juveniles: Lateral field with four lines.
Esophageal glands filling body cavity.
Tail pointed, with long, hyaline, terminal part.
Phasmids punctiform, small, devoid of lens-like
Nurse cell system is a syncytium.
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Luc, Maggenti & Fortuner, Rev. Nematol. 11:159-176 (1988).]