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Soil nematode abundance and functional group composition at a global scale
We use 6,759 georeferenced samples to generate a mechanistic understanding of the patterns of the global abundance of nematodes in the soil and the composition of their functional groups. Expand
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Long-term sustainability of cork oak agro-forests in the Iberian Peninsula: A model-based approach aimed at supporting the best management options for the montado conservation
The future of the montado, a human shaped agro-forestry ecosystem of South Western Europe, is questioned due to the observed lack of cork oak health and low natural regeneration. We developed aExpand
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Nematode Interactions in Nature: Models for Sustainable Control of Nematode Pests of Crop Plants?
van der Putten, W. H., Cook, R., Costa, S., Davies, K. G., Fargette, M., Freitas, H., Hol, W. H. G., Kerry, B. R., Maher, N., Mateille, T., Moens, M., de la Pena, E., Piskiewicz, A., Raeymaekers, A.,Expand
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First report ofLaimaphelenchus heidelbergi(Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) in Europe
Summary A survey of nematodes associated with branches of cork oak, Quercus suber, a species in decline since the second half of the 20th century, was conducted on two farms located in Alentejo,Expand
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Soil microorganisms control plant ectoparasitic nematodes in natural coastal foredunes
Belowground herbivores can exert important controls on the composition of natural plant communities. Until now, relatively few studies have investigated which factors may control the abundance ofExpand
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Exploitation of immunofluorescence for the quantification and characterization of small numbers of Pasteuria endospores.
The Pasteuria group of endospore-forming bacteria has been studied as a biocontrol agent of plant-parasitic nematodes. Techniques have been developed for its detection and quantification in soilExpand
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Factors affecting cork oak (Quercus suber) regeneration: acorn sowing success and seedling survival under field conditions
Background: The lack of regeneration of cork oak (Quercus suber) is putting at risk the conservation of the montado. Biotic and abiotic factors as well as management are thought to constrainExpand
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Microbial Ecology and Nematode Control in Natural Ecosystems
Plant-parasitic nematodes have traditionally been studied in agricultural systems, where they can be pests of importance on a wide range of crops. Nevertheless, nematode ecology in natural ecosystemsExpand
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Temporal effects dominate land use as factors affecting soil nematode communities in Mediterranean oak woodlands
We analysed the soil nematode community within three different montados (agricultural, pastoral and forestry uses), focusing on temporal variation. Nematodes were classified into trophic groupsExpand
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Laimaphelenchus suberensis sp. nov. associated with Quercus suber in Portugal
Laimaphelenchus suberensis sp. nov. obtained from declining Quercus suber trees of Herdade da Gouveia de Baixo, Alentejo, Portugal, is described and illustrated based on morphological, biometricalExpand
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