Family Steinernematidae

Revised

Rhabditida
Rhabditina
Rhabditoidea
Steinernematidae Chitwood & Chitwood, 1937

 

Obligate insect parasites. Infective juveniles carry symbiotic bacteria in the bacterial chamber of the intestine. Sexually reproducing (Nguyen and Smart, 1996).           
   
                
 

 

References

Nguyen, K.B. and Smart, G.C. 1996. Identification of entomopathogenic nematodes in the Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae. J. Nematology 28:286-300.

Stock, S.P. and Reid, A.P. 2004. Biosystematics of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae, Heterorhabditidae): current status and future directions.  Nematology Monographs and Persdectives 2:435-446.

 

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