Research papers presented on entomopathogenic nematodes at 49th annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists / by Ganpati Jagdale

Recently, 49th annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists was held from July 11- 14, 2010 in Boise, Idaho.  This meeting was a great success and was attended by over 200 participants from all over the world. A total of 5 symposiums entitled "Potato Nematology (Convener: David Chitwood), Expanding Frontiers of Nematology (Conveners: Parwinder Grewal and Charles Opperman), Education (Convener: TJ Bliss), Nematode-Microbe Interactions (Conveners: Amy Treonis and Parwinder Grewal) and Frontiers in Insect Nematology (Conveners: David I Shapiro-Ilan and Ganpati Jagdale)" were organised in this meeting. Also, two workshops namely "Molecular Ecology (Conveners: Raquel Campos-Herrera and Byron J. Adams) and Industry (Conveners: Tom Hewlett) were organised to cover topics regarding molecular basis for the nematode- environment interactions and various technologies in nematode research, respectively. There were 7 contributed paper sessions covering various nematode research topics including host-parasite interactions (Convener: Russ Ingham), management 1 (Convener: Maurice Moens) & 2 (Convener: Shabeg Briar), registance and genetics (Convener: Richard Davis), biological control (Convener: Kris Lambert), ecology/evolution/behavior (Convener: George Bird) and variou topics (Convener: Robin Giblin-Davis). Following is the list of papers presented on entomopathogenic nematodes at the meeting

Following papers were presented in the symposium on entomopathogenic nematodes (Frontiers in Insect Nematology).

Abd-Elgawad, Mahfouz M. M., A.S. Abdel-Razek, and A.E. Abd El-Wahab. 2010. Protection of citrus fruits against the medfly using entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi.

Bal, Harit K., R. A. J. Taylor, and P.S. Grewal. 2010. Do ambusher and cruiser entomopathogenic nematodes disperse differently in soil in the absence of hosts?

Campos-Herrera, Raquel, E. Pathak, R.J., Stuart, F.E. El-Borai, C. Gutiérrez, J.H. Graham, and L.W. Duncan. 2010.  Entomopathogenic nematode ecology as a basis for their use in pest management.

Dolinski, Claudia 2010.  Recent advancements in applied entomopathogenic Nematology in South America.

Grewal, Parwinder S., and R. An. 2010.  Partnership between entomopathogenic nematodes and bacteria.

Holmes, Len D. and F.L. Inman III. 2010.  Learning to raise the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in submerged culture.

Moens, Maurice and R.-U. Ehlers. 2010.   The latest developments in applied entomopathogenic nematology in Europe.

Pathak, Ekta, R. Campos-Herrera, R.J. Stuart, F.E. El-Borai, A.W. Schumann, J.H. Graham, and L.W. Duncan. 2010.  The impact of a new tactic to manage a citrus disease on biological control of a citrus pest by entomopathogenic nematodes.

Shapiro-Ilan, David I., and Lawrence A. Lacey. 2010.  Novel entomopathogenic nematode formulations and targets in north american orchards.