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​​​​​​Free-living and Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (Roundworms)

An introduction to the world of nematodes. This exercise will be most useful for grades 7-12 in classrooms where dissecting and compound microscopes are available. It requires minimal materials (funnels, screen, tubing, clamps, 2-ply tissues, ring stand, soil sample, and water) and preparation.

Tylka,  G.L. and C.A. Jasalavich. 2001. Free-living and Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (Roundworms). The Plant Health Instructor. DOI: 10.1094/PHI-K-2001-0409-01
Updated 2006


Gregory L. Tylka
Iowa State University

Claudia A. Jasalavich
Nashua, NH