Morphological Characters and Methods for Preparing Nematodes

  • M. Susana N. de A. Santos
  • Isabel M. de O. Abrantes
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 7)


Various methods have been used for the preparation of nematodes for light microscopical examination. Nematologists have not always agreed about the best methods to be used, but few studies evaluate the various methods of preparing slides to find the best procedure. The purpose of this chapter is two-fold: to review the methods used for the preparation of nematodes for identification, and to report results of our own observations on the use of different methods.


Glycol Methacrylate Light Microscopical Examination Nerve Ring Soil Nematode Gold Chloride 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Susana N. de A. Santos
    • 1
  • Isabel M. de O. Abrantes
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Sistemática e Ecologia — INIC, Dept. ZoologiaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbra CodexPortugal

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