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nematode

ne muh tohd

  • n  unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic

  • By repeated sampling, biologists estimate that as few as 10% of the different kinds of insects, nematode worms and fungi have been discovered.
  • In December 1998, the nematode worm, caenorhabditis elegans, became the first animal to have its genome completely mapped The Human Genome Project and .
  • In the Pacific it is contracted from the bite of a mosquito, which deposits microscopic juvenile forms of a nematode, Wuchereria bancrofti, in the skin.
News & Articles

  • Columnist: New approach to determining scale of nematodes in corn
    Many different species of plant-parasitic nematodes occur in cornfields throughout the Midwest. Most of these microscopic, parasitic worms must reach a damage threshold number before they cause yield loss in corn, according to a report by Gregory L.
    June 28, 2013 - The Fort Morgan Times
Quotes

  • Robert Horvitz in EurekAlert (press release)
    Since the discovery that microRNAs control specific cell divisions in the nematode C. elegans, I have wondered if there might be a relationship between microRNAs and human cancer,said H. Robert Horvitz, co-author and David H. Koch Professor...
  • Frank Muir in Capital Press (subscription)
    Golden nematodes were found in Alberta recently. They need to take the same steps we took in Idaho when we found the potato cyst nematode,Muir said. "That means completing a survey and traceback to find out how widespread the pests are. We...

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