Pictorial Key to Genera of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

  • William F. Mai
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 7)


I started teaching taxonomy of plant parasitic nematodes at Cornell University in 1954. Although I have enjoyed this teaching, I have encountered problems with beginning students. The typical student is a young undergraduate or graduate majoring in nematology or related sciences. There is also a surprisingly large number of persons who are usually older, and proficient in one of the biological or agricultural sciences, but with no experience in the identification of plant-parasitic nematodes. This latter group includes teachers of biological and agricultural sciences, extension specialists, scientists conducting research in areas such as physiology, biology, and control of plant and soil nematodes, and those using nematodes as experimental animals in basic research.


Parasitic Nematode Agricultural Science Soil Nematode Nematode Genus Typical Student 
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  1. Mai, W. F. & Lyon, H. H., 1975.Pictorial key to genera of plant-parasitic nematodes, 4th Ed., Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 219 p.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. Mai
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  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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