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Eldra Solomon + 3 others
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ISBN: 9781337392938
Chapter 31.3, Problem 10LO
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Describe characteristics of nematodes and identify four parasitic nematodes.

Summary Introduction

To describe: The characteristics of nematodes and identify the four parasitic nematodes.

Concept introduction: Nematodes play vital ecological roles as parasites, predators, and decomposers of small organisms. They are widely distributed in the soil, fresh water, and marine water sediments.

Explanation of Solution

The characteristics of nematodes are as follows:

  • Body is bilaterally symmetrical, elongated, and unsegment.
  • Body is covered with thick, flexible multiple-layer of collagenous cuticle, and contains cuticular hair or spines.
  • Periodically the molting process continues. During molting process, the outer body covering is replaced by the growth of new covering called cuticle...

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