Movement of Five Nematode Species through Sand Subjected to Natural Temperature Gradient Fluctuations.

@article{Robinson1994MovementOF,
  title={Movement of Five Nematode Species through Sand Subjected to Natural Temperature Gradient Fluctuations.},
  author={Abigail Robinson},
  journal={Journal of nematology},
  year={1994},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={46-58}
}
Temperature gradient fluctuations that occur naturally as a result of heating and cooling of the soil surface were reproduced within 15-cm-d, 15-cm-long acrylic tubes filled with moist sand. Sunny and rainy periods during the late summer in eastern Texas were simulated. Five ecologically different nematode species were adapted to fluctuating temperatures for 20-36 hours at a simulated depth of 12.5 cm before being injected simultaneously into the centers of tubes at that depth. When heat waves… CONTINUE READING