'Competitive Nematology' aims to help students to prepare themselves for the various competitive examinations / entrance tests at All India Level including M. Sc. (Agri./Hort.), Ph.D.(Agri./Hort.), Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Public Service Commission, Central Plant Quarantine, State Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture and Forestry apart from the recruitments in Pesticides, Seed and fertilizers industries.
This book is first of its kind that covers the syllabus prescribed by the Indian Council of Agricultural and Research, New Delhi. Major aspects of Nematology courses from UG & PG Degree Programmes have been covered in different patterns of questions including the multiple choice, true or false, matching and essay type. Answer key has been provided for the multiple choice, true or false and matching type questions. Questions have been drawn from the aspects viz., human nematodes, animal nematodes, entomopathogenic & beneficial nematodes, history, morphology, anatomy, growth, development, reproduction, feeding habits, biology, ecology, embryogenesis, population dynamics, epidemiology, culturing, biochemistry, histopathology & histochemistry, physiology, genetics & parasitism, identification and classification, morphological, physiological & molecular taxonomy, important phytopathogenic nematode genera, diagnostic keys, phylogenetic & evolutionary concepts, plant diseases induced by nematodes, nematodes of quarantine significance, emerging nematode diseases, life & disease cycles, interactions, crop losses, simulations & models, , various methods & techniques, sampling, soil & root extraction, estimating population densities, disease scoring, symptomatology & signs, host differential test, biochemical & molecular tools for identification, nematicide application techniques, management strategies- prevention, cultural, physical, host resistance, biological, chemical & integrated approaches, future nematicide molecules and novel methods of nematode management.