Biology and predatory attributes of a diplogasterid nematode, Fictor composticola Khan et al., 2008

@article{Bajaj2015BiologyAP,
  title={Biology and predatory attributes of a diplogasterid nematode, Fictor composticola Khan et al., 2008},
  author={Harish Kumar Bajaj and Rameshwar S. Kanwar},
  journal={Helminthologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={52},
  pages={50 - 57}
}
Summary Biology of Fictor composticola has been studied on Aphelenchus avenae in vitro. It reproduces by amphimixis, embryonic development is completed in 24 - 27 h and life cycle in 3 - 4 days. Fusion of sperm and egg pronuclei occurs in the uteri. Pulsation of median oesophageal bulb and pressing of lips against egg shell is seen just prior to hatching but teeth seem to play no role in this process. No moulting occurs inside the egg shell and the first stage juvenile hatches out. Female and… CONTINUE READING

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