Genus Monochus

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ORDER MONONCHIDA
            Family Mononchidae
            Genus Monochus

 

Genus Mononchus
Bastian, 1865

“Definition:  Mononchidae.  Dorsal tooth in anterior part of stoma, powerful, pointing forwards.  Subventral teeth absent but an untoothed ventral, opposing ridge may be present.  Stoma walls parallel, base of stoma usually pointed. Oesophago-intestinal junction non-tuberculate.  Gonads paired, rarely single and prodelphic.” From Goodey 1963 and Powers and Mullin website http://nematode.unl.edu/

References:

Goodey T. and J.B. Goodey. 1963. Soil and Freshwater Nematodes.  Butler and Tanner Ltd, London, Great Britain

Powers T. and P. Mullin. Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes. University of Nebraska Nematology Website. http://nematode.unl.edu/
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