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nematode,

common name for any worm of the phylum NematodaNematoda
, phylum consisting of about 12,000 known species, and many more predicted species, of worms (commonly known as roundworms or threadworms). Nematodes live in the soil and other terrestrial habitats as well as in freshwater and marine environments; some live on the deep
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nematode

[′nem·ə‚tōd]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any member of the Nematoda.
Of or pertaining to the Nematoda.

nematode

any unsegmented worm of the phylum (or class) Nematoda, having a tough outer cuticle. The group includes free-living forms and disease-causing parasites, such as the hookworm and filaria
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Findings on the genetics of a particular nematode worm may not be directly relevant to the complex process of ageing as it happens in higher animals such as the human," the association added.
Pine weevil Nematode worms are already being deployed by Forestry Commission Wales but latest research suggests their combined use with insect-killing fungi is far more effective.
Experiments: To investigate lifespan, the researchers compared the longevity of four species of nematode worm (Caenorhabditis elegans, Caenorhabditis briggsae, Caenorhabditis remanei and Caenorhabditis brenneri) and also the expression of DAF-16.
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A scientific study showed that male nematode worms lived twice as long when they were biologically altered to prevent sperm loss.
This product looks just like a clay powder, but it contains millions of microscopic nematode worms, that work against slugs.
The soil swarms with minute nematode worms, and the seas are home to a floating menagerie of tiny life forms such as diatoms, single-celled algae, and the larvae of countless species of marine animals.
Kenyon reported that she could double the life spans of nematode worms by removing their germline stem cells--the cells that produce eggs and sperm.
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They controlled the prey supply by adding either Euglena (a motile single-celled organism) atone or Euglena plus tiny invertebrate animals (copepods, nematode worms and the like), known collectively as meiofauna.
Apart from mites and bugs, viewers will see nematode worms found in the tropics where a child of eight often has enough inside them to fill a football.
This patent claims adult Dirofilaria cathepsin L cysteine protease proteins, as well as similar proteins from other filariid nematode worms.