Morphometric Variability and Aberrations in Nematode Identification

  • Derek J. F. Brown
  • Brian Boag
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 7)


Taxonomy, a term proposed by de Candolle (1813) for the theory of plant classification, is derived from the Greek words for “arrangement” and “law”, whereas systematics was evolved from the latinized Greek word “systema” and stems from its application to the system of classification by the early naturalists such as Linnaeus (Systema naturae, 1735). Today, the terms taxonomy and systematics are used interchangeably in nematology, often being misused simply to describe the process of determining specimen identity.


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  • Derek J. F. Brown
    • 1
  • Brian Boag
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoology DepartmentScottish Crop Research InstituteInvergowrie, DundeeScotland, UK

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