Meloidogyne kralli, female/Picture: Gerrit Karssen en Adriaan van Aelst

Course: identification of plant-parasitic nematodes

This module is particularly useful for those who are interested in morphological species identification of major plant-parasitic nematodes.

This one week identification course will focus on the morphological identification of plant-parasitic nematodes at genus and species level. Major plant-parasitic nematode taxa within the Tylenchomorpha (root-knot, cyst, lesion, leaf and stem/bulb nematodes) and Triplonchida/Dorylaimida (virus-transmitting nematodes) will be discussed. For this, lectures will be presented focussing on the most useful identification characteristics at genus and species level. Additionally the genera and species can be studied light microscopically with permanent slides and live nematodes with the help of pictorial and other identification keys.

This course is particularly useful for those who are interested in species identification of the most important plant-parasitic taxa. It is also possible to bring your own slides/material for identification or to focus on other plant-parasitic nematode groups.

This identification course will be taught at the National Plant Protection Organization in Wageningen by Gerrit Karssen.

For whom?

This course is intended for those who would like to get more experience in the species identification of plant-parasitic nematodes. Basic experience in nematology (like picking up nematodes) and microscopy skills is necessary!

When Course has been cancelled in 2023
Time daily from 9.00 till 16.00h
Participants Max. 9
Fee € 1000
Location NVWA (Geertjeseweg 15, 6706 EA, Wageningen)
Transportation How to get from Schiphol Airport to Wageningen

More information

The fee includes coffee/tea, literature, reprints and manuals. Accommodation is not included. Interested in a list of hotels, rooms and Bed & Breakfasts? Please contact: