Comparison of Four Methods for Isolating Nematodes from Soil Samples
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Ayala, A., Román, J., & Tarjan, A. C. (1963). Comparison of Four Methods for Isolating Nematodes from Soil Samples. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 47(4), 219-225. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v47i4.12957

Abstract

Four methods for extracting nematodes from soil samples were investigated, using soils ranging from predominately sand to mostly clay. These were: The Oostenbrink Flotation Apparatus III, a modified Oostenbrink elutriator, a sugar-flotation technique, and a sieving Petri-dish method. It was found that no one method can be regarded as completely satisfactory for all types of soils. The sugar-flotation technique was more effective with sandy soils, while the other three methods were more effective with clay soils. The sugar-flotation technique proved superior to the other methods for recovery of ring nematodes from all the types of soils used.
https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v47i4.12957
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