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From New Latin Nēmatōda phylum name nemato– New Latin -ōda (alteration of -oīdea) (from neuter pl. of Greek -oeidēs -oid)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Formed as nemat- +"Ž -ode after the German Nematode or the French nématode.
Potato cyst nematode cysts are only 0.5 mm in diameter on average.
Can we understand the underlying engineering designs that allow this tiny nematode to survive and flourish?
The nematode enters the bodies of vine weevil grubs, infecting them with a fatal bacterial disease from its gut.
An environmentally safer and lower cost solution may lie in an organism even smaller than the root-knot nematode.
A color photographs of the root knot nematode is also provided.
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