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Article

The New Method of Sea-sky Line Detection Based on Mathematical Morphology

wave will interfere with the image gradient calculation. For the complex images of sea conditions, these methods are limited in certain degree. In order to improve the robustness and accuracy of sea- sky line detection, the method of sea-sky line detection based on mathematical morphology is proposed. This method can improve the robustness of sea-sky line detection in the complex sea-sky background. The mathematical morphology are used to denoise sea-sky images and remove interference points, which

Zhang Wenqi, Bai Wanmin, Yu Jun, Gao Shouyi

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 85–92

Article

A HYBRID FUZZY MORPHOLOGY AND CONNECTED COMPONENTS LABELING METHODS FOR VEHICLE DETECTION AND COUNTING SYSTEM

A hybrid fuzzy morphology and connected components labeling method is proposed for detecting and counting the number of vehicles in an image taken from a traffic monitoring camera. A fuzzy morphology approach in image segmentation method is used in the system to achieve faster computation time compared to the supervised learning. The connected components labeling method is combined with a fuzzy morphology method to determine the region and number of objects in an image. The processing phases in

Chastine Fatichah, Joko Lianto Buliali, Ahmad Saikhu, Silvester Tena

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 765–779

Article

Redefinition of Genus Malenchus Andrassy, 1968 (Tylenchomorpha: Tylenchidae) with Additional Data on Ecology

Malenchus is the second specious genus in Tylenchidae. In the presented study, we examined 22 populations including 12 type/paratype species. Detailed morphology was recovered using light microscopy, scanning- and transmission- electron microscopy. All population and type slides were recorded as picture and video vouchers, which are available online. We have compared inter- or intraspecific variations and extracted taxonomically informative traits. Amended definitions of the Malenchus as well

XUE QING, WIM BERT

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 189–206

research-article

Additional notes on the morphology and molecular data of the Kikuyu root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne kikuyensis (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae)

species of Meloidogyne because of the large size and low number of chromosomes. Studies on the morphology of this species were initiated to confirm our preliminary identification, to contribute additional information about the morphology of this species, and to complete a promise made (Triantaphyllou, 1990). Because of the nodule-like morphology of the gall, the complex and unique feeding site, and the unusual chromosome number, size, and behavior, the morphology and molecular biology of M. kikuyensis

J. D. Eisenback, P. Vieira

Journal of Nematology , 1–13

Research Article

MORPHOLOGY OF SERRATED GLASS FACADES. REPETITIVE AND NON-REPETITIVE SERRATION. SINGLE AND DOUBLE SERRATED FACADES

designed) and on visual appeal. This paper examines façade morphology and analyses regular (repetitive) and irregular (non-repetitive) serration of façades and its influence on the aesthetic quality of the envelope. The morphological analysis also includes the direction of the serration. An exceptional feature of serrated façades is that the optical phenomena on the façade change depending on the viewing angle. The presented paper is based on case studies with special attention to morphological and

Marcin BRZEZICKI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 7–20

Original Paper

Aspergillus penicillioides Speg. Implicated in Keratomycosis

Abstract The aim of the study was mycological examination of ulcerated corneal tissues from an ophthalmic patient. Tissue fragments were analyzed on potato-glucose agar (PDA) and maltose (MA) (Difco) media using standard laboratory techniques. Cultures were identified using classical and molecular methods. Macro- and microscopic colony morphology was characteristic of fungi from the genus Aspergillus (restricted growth series), most probably Aspergillus penicillioides Speg. Molecular analysis

EULALIA MACHOWICZ-MATEJKO, AGNIESZKA FURMAŃCZYK, EWA DOROTA ZALEWSKA

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 407–416

Research Article

NANOSENSORS ENGINEERING:I. STRUCTURALLY MODULATED SnO2 NANOWIRES

The results of research aimed at the gas sensing nanowires (NWs) engineering are presented. Structurally modulated SnO2 NWs were obtained at 900oС in the modified vapor-solid process, allowing that NW morphology could be encoded in a programmable way along its length. PVD technique was used for Ti/Au electrical contacts deposition and gas sensitive nanoscale chemiresistors formation. Created nanostructures were characterized for their gas sensing performance. It was established that

S. Dmitriev

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 643–654

original-paper

Sex and body mass index implications on gluteofemoral subcutaneous tissue morphology visualized by ultrasonography – preliminary study

imaging (MRI)(9–11). Due to the fact that different types of obesity have various fat distributions, further investigation of SAT morphology in different body locations seems to be important. Negative influence of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (ASAT) on cardiovascular risk (CVR) is already well-established(12–14). However, the role of adipose tissue in other body localizations has not been fully investigated. Over the last years, numerous reports have been published about the role of adipose

Agnieszka Krauze, Justyna Nowak, Katarzyna Słoboda, Robert Krzysztof Mlosek, Katarzyna Dobruch-Sobczak, Witold Woźniak, Piotr Ciostek

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 77, 105–112

research-article

Integrative taxonomy of Xiphinema histriae and Xiphinema lapidosum from Spain

–139.0 μm vs 129.4–144.7 μm), and spicule length (74.0 μm vs 82.3–85.2 μm). No juvenile stages were described in the original description. This is the first time that J2 to J4 juvenile stages were detected and described, being similar to adults, except in body length, tail morphology, and sexual characteristics. Additionally, females of the Spanish populations of X. histriae, a pseudo-Z-organ with weakly muscularized wall, containing numerous small dense granular bodies was observed, which differ

Ruihang Cai, Antonio Archidona-Yuste, Carolina Cantalapiedra-Navarrete, Juan E. Palomares-Rius, Jingwu Zheng, Pablo Castillo

Journal of Nematology , 1–21

research-article

Description of Deladenus gilanica n. sp. (Hexatylina: Neotylenchidae) isolated from wood of black pine in Northern Iran

Parisa Jalalinasab, Mehrab Esmaeili, Weimin Ye, Ramin Heydari

Journal of Nematology , 1–10

Article

Paurodontella parapitica n. sp. (Nematoda: Hexatylina, Sphaerularioidea) from Kermanshah Province, Western Iran

inner incisures weakly crenated, excretory pore situated 90 to 100 mmfrom anterior end; functional males common in the population, with spicules 24 to 26 mmlong. Tail of both sexes similar, almost straight and elongate-conoid. The new species resembles in morphology and morphometrics to four known species of the genus, namely P. apitica, P. minuta, P. myceliophaga, and P. sohailai. The results of phylogenetic analyses based on sequences of D2/D3 expansion region of 28S rRNA gene

MEHRAB ESMAEILI, RAMIN HEYDARI, WEIMIN YE

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 109–115

Research Article

Nothotylenchus andrassy n. sp. (Nematoda: Anguinidae) from Northern Iran

Nothotylenchus andrassy n. sp. is described and illustrated from moss (Sphagnum sp.) based on morphology and molecular analyses. Morphologically, this new species is characterized by a medium body size, six incisures in the lateral fields, and a delicate stylet (8–9 µm long) with clearly defined knobs. Pharynx with fusiform, valveless, non-muscular and sometimes indistinct median bulb. Basal pharyngeal bulb elongated and offset from the intestine; a long post-vulval uterine sac (55% of vulva to

Parisa Jalalinasab, Mohsen Nassaj Hosseini, Ramin Heydari

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 219–228

Research Article

Delatylus andersoni n. gen., n. sp. (Nematoda: Neotylenchidae) Isolated from White Pine (Pinus monticola) Lumber from USA and Intercepted in Ningbo, China

Rubzovinema. Based on the morphology and phylogenetic analysis, this nematode is described herein as Delatylus andersoni n. gen., n. sp. The new genus/species is characterized by the female body habitus ranging from nonobese to semiobese and from straight to dorsally curved when heat relaxed, cephalic framework with six unequal sized lip sectors, lateral fields having 10 to 12 lines, 4 to 5 guide rings on the stylet, excretory pore posterior to the nerve ring, spermatheca diminished or absent, vulvar

Qing Yu, Maria Munawar, Jianfeng Gu, Weimin Ye

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 69–76

Review

Echocardiography in adults

, transesophageal echo should be performed in the case of suspected valvular disease. Fig. 1. A three-dimensional view of mitral and tricuspid valves. Leaflet morphology is visualized. The three-dimensional view allows for the assessment of the tricuspid valve in a transverse plane. TV – tricuspid valve, MV – mitral valve Echocardiographic assessment of heart valves Aortic valve The image of the aortic valve is obtained in many echocardiographic projections. The long-axis parasternal view is used to

Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Andrzej Szyszka, Tomasz Kukulski, Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Olga Dzikowska-Diduch, Andrzej Gackowski, Piotr Gościniak, Piotr Pysz, Zbigniew Gąsior

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 76, 54–61

Article

Coronostoma claireae n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Oxyuridomorpha: Coronostomatidae) from the Indigenous Milliped Narceus gordanus (Chamberlain, 1943) (Diplopoda: Spirobolida) in Ocala National Forest, Florida

Twenty-four individuals of Narceus gordanus (Diplopoda: Spirobolidae) were collected in Ocala National Forest, FL, between November 2013 and July 2014. Each specimen was dissected to extract the intestine, which was removed and examined for parasitic nematodes. Coronostoma claireae n. sp. was collected from the hindgut and midgut of 10 specimens, and its morphology was examined with brightfield, differential interference contrast, phase contrast, and scanning electron microscopy. This species

GARY PHILLIPS, ERNEST C. BERNARD, ROBERT J. PIVAR, JOHN K. MOULTON, ROWLAND M. SHELLEY

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 159–169

Article

Description of a New Anguinid Nematode, Nothotylenchus phoenixae n. sp. (Nematoda: Anguinidae) Associated with Palm Date Trees and Its Phylogenetic Relations within the Family Anguinidae

sac well developed, 15 (14 to 17) mm long, female tail elongate-conoid with pointed terminus; and male with adanal bursa and spicules 21 to 22 mm long (n = 2). The new species comes close in morphology and morphometrics to five known species of the genus, namely N. affinis, N. hexaglyphus, N. persicus, N. taylori, and N. uniformis. Molecular analyses of the partial 18S, D2/D3 expansion segments of the partial 28S and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) revealed this as a new species. The sequences

MEHRAB ESMAEILI, RAMIN HEYDARI, WEIMIN YE

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 268–275

Short Communication

MMP-3 deficiency does not influence the length and number of CA1 dendrites of hippocampus of adult mice

addition to playing a key role in synaptic plasticity, was found to affect plasticity-related spine morphology changes. Whereas the involvement of MMP-3 in shaping synapse morphology upon induction of synaptic plasticity awaits determination, it has been demostrated that MMP-3 knockout results in clearly altered apical dendrite morphology in pyramidal neurons in mouse visual cortex. Considering that the involvement of MMP-3 in synaptic plasticity has been most extensively documented for the CA1

Daria Nowak, Lies De Groef, Lieve Moons, Jerzy W. Mozrzymas

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 281–286

research-article

Description of Hirschmanniella dicksoni n. sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) from rhizosphere soil of limpograss from Florida, USA

at 50 to 56% of the body length. Spermatheca is oval and filled with rounded sperm. Intestine is not overlapping rectum. The shape of tail terminus is variable, with a ventral projection usually with subterminal notch (Figs. 1B, 3F). Males They are similar to females in general morphology except for secondary sexual character and shorter body length, ranging 1,235 to 1,772 µm. Male genital system is monorchic and outstretched. Spicules are medium-sized, 19 to 30 μm long, well developed and

Alemayehu W. Habteweld, Faruk Akyazi, Soumi Joseph, William T. Crow, Eyualem Abebe, Tesfamariam Mekete

Journal of Nematology , 1–15

research-article

Description of Geocenamus vietnamensis sp. n. (Nematoda: Merliniidae) from Vietnam

Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Hanoi, Vietnam, and 10 female paratypes were deposited in the nematode collection of the Zoology Museum, Ghent University, K. L. Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent, Belgium. The D2–D3 and ITS sequences were deposited in GenBank with accession numbers MH191361 and MH191362, respectively. Discussion In terms of morphology, this new species possesses a relatively long stylet compared to other plant-parasitic nematode groups, a slightly offset labial

Huu Tien Nguyen, Thi Mai Linh Le, Thi Duyen Nguyen, Gracia Liebanas, Thi Anh Duong Nguyen, Quang Phap Trinh

Journal of Nematology , 1–12

Research Article

Characterization of Meloidogyne indica (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae) Parasitizing Neem in India, with a Molecular Phylogeny of the Species

Neem is a perennial plant of family Meliaceae grown very commonly in India. During a survey in Rajasthan, India; a population of root-knot nematode was found in association with tender neem plants causing yellowing, stunting, and heavy root galling. Inspection of the perineal pattern morphology of the adult females, extracted from the galled roots, primarily led to identification of the species as Meloidogyne indica. Further, detailed morphological and morphometric illustrations of second-stage

Victor Phani, Satyapal Bishnoi, Amita Sharma, Keith G. Davies, Uma Rao

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 387–398

Research Article

Molecular Characterization and Phylogeny of Ditylenchus weischeri from Cirsium arvense in the Prairie Provinces of Canada

Ditylenchus weischeri that parasitizes the weed Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop., 1772, (creeping thistle) was described in 2011 from Russia based on their morphology, ITS-RFLP analysis, and Hsp90 gene sequence of a few individuals and one field collection of the plant. More recently, we found C. arvense parasitized by D. weischeri in the Prairie Provinces of Canada. Plant host preference for D. weischeri was also distinct from D. dipsaci (Kühn) Filipjev, 1936. In the current study, a comprehensive

Mehrdad Madani, Mario Tenuta

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 163–182

Article

ONE-SHOT THREE-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE PROFILOMETRY USING DMD-BASED TWO-FREQUENCY MOIRÉ AND FOURIER TRANSFORM TECHNIQUE

This article presents an optical measurement method for acquiring rapidly accurate geometric 3-D surface morphology of objects. To achieve high-speed profilometry and avoid disturbance due to in-field vibration, one-shot Fourier transform profilometry (FTP) using twowavelength digital moiré pattern was developed to detect the morphology of the measured object at a speed of up to 60 frames or more per second. Single-fringe interferogram sufficient for FTP can be rapidly captured within a

L. C. Chen, C. H. Cho, X. L. Nguyen

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 345–380

research-article

Description of Seinura italiensis n. sp. (Tylenchomorpha: Aphelenchoididae) found in the medium soil imported from Italy

-1,000 µm) and male body (477 (407-565) vs 650-720 µm), smaller a (29.6 (26.7-33.7) vs 31-39), b (7.0 (6.3-7.5) vs 10.0-11.2) and c′ (5.6 (3.9-6.5) vs 7) indices of female, shorter spicules (14.1 (12.6-15) vs 18-20 µm) and number of genital papillae (seven vs eight); from S. hyrcania by position of excretory pore (at the base of metacarpus or slightly anterior to it vs anterior to metacarpal valve), tail morphology (elongate conoid with narrower distal region vs very narrower distal end), length of

Jianfeng Gu, Munawar Maria, Lele Liu, Majid Pedram

Journal of Nematology , 1–11

Short Communication

Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Phoma complanata, a New Causal Agent of Archangelica officinalis Hoffm. in Poland

The paper concerns the fungus Phoma complanata, isolated for the first time in Poland, from the roots and umbels of angelica (Archangelica officinalis) in 2009. The morphology of fungal isolates was tested on standard culture media. Moreover, the sequence analysis of ITS regions was conducted. Morphological similarity of P. complanata Polish isolates to the reference isolate obtained from CBS culture collection was determined and together with the molecular analysis confirmed the affiliation of

Beata Zimowska, Ewa Dorota Zalewska, Ewa Dorota Król, Agnieszka Furmańczyk

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 281–285

research-article

First report of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne species) infecting Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) in Florida, USA

. enterolobii, were observed on secondary and tertiary roots of U. parvifolia cv. Allee in one of the samples (Fig. 1C), whereas in the other U. parvifolia samples, the root galls were less rounded and more like those induced by other Meloidogyne spp. Meloidogyne species were identified using two qPCR assays (Kiewnick et al., 2015; Braun-Kiewnick et al., 2016), isozyme analyses, morphology of the perineal patterns, and concatenated NADH5/COXII sequences (Table 1). DNA was extracted from second-stage

M. R. Moore, J. A. Brito, S. Qiu, C. G. Roberts, L. A. Combee

Journal of Nematology , 1–4

research-article

First report of Hemicriconemoides litchi associated with Piper sarmentosum and revision of the genus Hemicriconemoides in Vietnam

tail tip (Fig. 1). Morphology and morphometrics of H. litchi from Vietnam are in agreement with the description of the type population with small variations that can be seen from other populations of H. litchi reported by Van Den Berg et al. (2015). For molecular characterization, the 28S rDNA sequence of H. litchi from Vietnam with 938 bp (accession number: MT539313) was 99.8 to 99.9% similar (1-2 bp difference) to sequences of H. litchi from other populations (accession number: KP192481, KF856540

Thi Duyen Nguyen, Huu Tien Nguyen, Thi Mai Linh Le, Quang Phap Trinh

Journal of Nematology , 1–6

Article

A Simple Express Technique to Process Nematodes for Collection Slide Mounts

ALEXANDER Y. RYSS

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 27–32

Research Article

Description of Xiphinema parachambersi sp. n. (Nematoda: Longidoridae) from Imported Ornamental Plants in Japan with a Key to Xiphinema Species in Group 1

Munawar Maria, Weimin Ye, Qing Yu, Jianfeng Gu

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 369–386

Article

PREPARATION OF MoO3 THIN FILMS BY SPRAY PYROLYSIS AND ITS GAS SENSING PERFORMANCE

MoO3 thin films have been prepared by a simple spray pyrolysis technique at substrate temperature 250oC. The structure and morphology of thin films are characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy and UV-vis spectroscopy. The gas sensing properties of MoO3 thin film is studied at gas concentration 400 ppm and working temperature of 100–400 oC. It was found that the sensitivity depended on the working temperatures and also H2S gas concentration. The results show

D. V. Ahire, S. D. Shinde, G. E. Patil, K. K. Thakur, V. B. Gaikwad, V. G. Wagh, G. H. Jain

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 592–605

Original Paper

Intracellular Siderophore Detection in an Egyptian, Cobalt-Treated F. solani Isolate Using SEM-EDX with Reference to its Tolerance

An Egyptian, plant pathogenic Fusarium solani isolate was grown on cobalt concentrations of 0, 50, 200, 500, 800, and 1000 ppm. The iso­late survived concentrations up to 800 ppm, however failed to grow at 1000 ppm. Morphology and elemental analysis of the isolate under the investigated Co concentrations were studied using Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX). The isolate reserved its morphology up to a concentration of 200 ppm. Morphological

Farrag M. Rasha

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 235–243

Article

Cryptaphelenchus varicaudatus n. sp. (Rhabditida: Ektaphelenchinae) from Tehran Province, Iran

postvulval uterine sac (PUS), transverse vulval slit with raised posterior lip and body narrowing behind it, sclerotized vagina, simple intestine ending in a blind sac, having no rectum but vestigial anus in some specimens, and distal body end tip (tail tip) with variation in morphology (shape), from sharply or slightly pointed to bluntly rounded. Males of the new species are common, but less frequent than females, characterized by shorter body (235–278 mm long) compared to

MAJID PEDRAM

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 223–230

Article

ROBOT-ASSISTED THERAPY: DESIGN, CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION

To improve the human arm function of disable patients after stroke, we propose in this paper a new design of a robot-assisted therapy. The robotic device must be attached to a human arm and mimics the motion of the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints. The functional training of the stroked upper limb is covered in motion and force via a safe compliant motion. The controller parameters are optimized by the therapist based on the human morphology parameters via an intelligent Control Interface where

Haifa Mehdi, Olfa Boubaker

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1044–1062

Research Article

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND GAS SENSING PERFORMANCE OF SOL-GEL PREPARED NANOCRYSTALLINE SnO2 THIN FILMS

Nanocrystalline SnO2 thin films were successfully prepared using sol-gel dip coating technique. The starting precursor was used as tin chloride dihydrate (SnCl2.2H2O), ethanol and glycerin. As the prepared films were fired at 500oC. These films were characterized using XRD, FESEM and TEM to known crystal structure, surface morphology and microstructure property. Elemental composition was studied using energy dispersive spectrophotometer (EDAX). The H2 gas sensing performance of nanocrystalline

Ramesh H. Bari, Sharad B. Patil, Anil.R. Bari

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 610–629

Research Article

NON-CONVENTIONAL YEAST METSCHNIKOWIA PULCHERRIMA AND ITS APPLICATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Metschnikowia spp. are extensively studied “non-conventional” yeasts. Strains belonging to these genera are considered as non-pathogenic and safe. The unique properties of Metschnikowia spp. allow us to look at these microorganisms as a promising subject for evolutionary genetics, taxonomy, ecology, as well as a natural biocontrol agent in biotechnology. This article provides a synthesis of the systematics, morphology, ecology and physiology of Metschnikowia spp., with special

Ewelina Pawlikowska, Dorota Kręgiel

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 405–415

Article

First Report of Heterorhabditis amazonensis from Venezuela and Characterization of Three Populations

NAIYULIN MORALES, PATRICIA MORALES-MONTERO, VLADIMIR PUZA, ERNESTO SAN-BLAS

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 139–147

Article

First Report of the Spiral Nematode Rotylenchus incultus (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae) from Cultivated Olive in Tunisia, with Additional Molecular Data on Rotylenchus eximius

al. (2003). Moderate-to-low soil populations of these spiral nematodes were detected (5.5–11.5, 1.5–5.0 individuals/500 cm3 of soil, respectively). This prompted us to undertake a detailed morphological and molecular comparative study with previous reported data. Morphological and molecular analyses of females identified these species as Rotylenchus eximius Siddiqi, 1964, and Rotylenchus incultus Sher, 1965. The morphology of R. eximius females (five specimens studied) was

ILHEM GUESMI-MZOUGHI, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE, CAROLINA CANTALAPIEDRA-NAVARRETE, HAJER REGAIEG, NAJET HORRIGUE-RAOUANI, JUAN E. PALOMARES-RIUS, PABLO CASTILLO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 136–138

Article

EFFECT OF CeO2 DOPING ON THE STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY AND ETHANOL GAS SENSING PROPERTIES OF NANOCRYSTALLINE ZnO SENSORS

Nanocrystalline sensors having the general formula ZnO + x wt% CeO2, where x = 0, 2, 4 and 6 were prepared by chemical precipitation method and sintered at 400, 600 and 800 oC for 2h in static air atmosphere. The crystal structure and the morphology of the prepared samples were investigated and characterized by using XRD, IR, SEM and TEM techniques. The investigation revealed that the average crystallites size increases with increasing the sintering temperature. The electrical conductivity is

A. M. El-Sayed, F. M. Ismail, M. H. Khder, M. E. M. Hassouna, S. M. Yakout

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 606–623

Article

INFLUENCE OF PRIMARY SILICON PRECIPITATES ON ANODIZED ALUMINUM ALLOYS SURFACE LAYER PROPERTIES

In this work, we presented the influence of the anodizing method and parameters, as well as the chemical composition of the used aluminium alloys on the properties and microstructure of the anodic layer produced on aluminium alloys, in particular on the size and morphology of the primary silicon precipitates and the homogeneity of the resulting oxide coating. Aluminium alloys AlSi8 and AlSi12, produced using the die-casting method and subsequently subjected to anodic oxidation were used as test

Krzysztof Labisz, Jarosław Konieczny, Łukasz Wierzbicki, Janusz Ćwiek, Anna Butor

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 111–120

Article

New Cyst Nematode, Heterodera sojae n. sp. (Nematoda: Heteroderidae) from Soybean in Korea

HEONIL KANG, GEUN EUN, JIHYE HA, YONGCHUL KIM, NAMSOOK PARK, DONGGEUN KIM, INSOO CHOI

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 280–289

Original Research

Description of Pseudacrobeles (Pseudacrobeles) curvatus sp. n. (Cephalobidae: Rhabditida) in South Korea

Jiyeon Kim, Taeho Kim, Joong-Ki Park

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 162–167

research-article

First record of Aphelenchoides stammeri (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from Turkey

major revision. Between 1894 and 2017, more than 200 nominal species belonging to the genus Aphelenchoides have been published (Shahina, 1996; Esmaeili et al., 2017). Many are poorly described on the basis of morphological and anatomical characters alone and are difficult to identify (de Jesus et al., 2016). Difficulty in morphology-based identification of Aphelenchoides species due to few discriminatory taxonomic characters is conflated by poor descriptions of the numerous nominal species (Hunt

Mehmet Dayi, Ece B. Kasapoğlu Uludamar, Süleyman Akbulut, İ. Halil Elekcioğlu

journal of nematology , 1–6

research-article

Morphological and molecular characterization of Pungentus sufiyanensis n. sp. and additional data on P. engadinensis (Altherr, 1950) Altherr, 1952 (Dorylaimida: Nordiidae) from northwest of Iran

and cultivated soils of northwest Iran (East–West Azarbaijan and Kurdistan provinces) to explore the dorylaimid diversity of this region. Their study revealed that they belonged to one new and one known species. The objective of this work was to report Pungentus sufiyanensis n. sp. using morphology, morphometric, and molecular methods and provide new data about P. engadinensis. Materials and methods Extraction and processing of nematodes Soil samples were collected from the rhizosphere of

Nasir Vazifeh, Gholamreza Niknam, Habibeh Jabbari, Reyes Peña-Santiago

Journal of Nematology , 1–12

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First report of Bursaphelenchus fungivorus (Nematoda: Aphelenchida) in Italy and an overview of nematodes associated with Crocus sativus L.

posterior vulval lips slightly protruding. In the males, tails are ventrally curved with compact spicules without cucullus (Fig. 1). The morphology of the Italian population of B. fungivorus (Table 2) agrees with the original description and with this species found in other countries (Braasch, 2001; Arias et al., 2005; Fonseca et al., 2014). Table 2. Morphometrics of Bursaphelenchus fungivorus. Character Male Female n 10 10 L 686.7 ± 31.9 735.28 ± 38.4 (645.2 – 742.0) (700.0

Giulia Torrini, Agostino Strangi, Stefania Simoncini, Maria Luppino, Pio Federico Roversi, Leonardo Marianelli

Journal of Nematology , 1–11

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First report of Longidorus mindanaoensis Coomans, De Ley, Jimenez and De Ley, 2012 (Nematoda: Longidoridae) From a Mangrove Forest in Vietnam

Thi Duyen Nguyen, Huu Tien Nguyen, Thi Mai Linh Le, Neriza Nobleza, Quang Phap Trinh

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Morphological and molecular characterization of Labronema montanum sp. n. (Dorylaimida, Dorylaimidae) from Spain

with hiatus. Relationships In its general morphology and morphometry, L. montanum sp. n. much resembles three Mediterranean species recently re-described by Peña-Santiago and Vinciguerra (2019), namely, L. angeloi Vinciguerra and Clausi, 1994, L. carusoi Vinciguerra & Orselli, 1998, and L. duhouxi (Altherr, 1963) Álvarez-Ortega & Peña-Santiago, 2013 (=L. pulchrum Vinciguerra and Zullini, 1980), from which it can be distinguished by small but significant differences. Thus, it differs from L

R. Peña-Santiago, J. Abolafia

Journal of Nematology , 1–11

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Molecular and morphological characterization of Paurodontella composticola n. sp. (Nematoda: Hexatylina, Sphaerulariidae) from Iran

cells 2.2 to 3.2 μ m in diam.; in young females, it is empty. Oocytes are present in a single and two rows at the proximal end. Ovary is reflexed at the tip in some individuals, in young females, it is outstretched. A short PUS is present. The tail is short, sub-cylindrical with broadly rounded tip, ventrally curved. Phasmids are not observed. Male They are rarely found (ratio of 1:5 females). They are very similar to females in general morphology, except for the reproductive system. Cuticle is

Mehrab Esmaeili, Ramin Heydari, Ahmad Kheiri, Weimin Ye

Journal of Nematology , 1–12

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Cephalenchus driekieae n. sp. (Nematoda: Tylenchidae) from South Africa, a new member of the genus with a long pharyngeal overlap

phylogenetic studies have focused specifically on Cephalenchus, investigating several aspects of its evolution including inter- and intraspecies and intragenomic variations, correlation of morphology and phylogeny and biogeography (Pereira and Baldwin, 2016; Pereira et al., 2017). During our recent surveys in South Africa, a population of Cephalenchus with a remarkably short stylet, long pharyngeal overlap, and four lines in the lateral field was recovered from the rhizosphere of grasses near a maize field

Milad Rashidifard, Gerhard Du Preez, Joaquín Abolafia, Majid Pedram

Journal of Nematology , 1–10

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TESTS OF JOINTS IN AAC MASONRY WALLS

Abstract The paper presents the results of the Authors’ tests on the joints in AAC masonry walls. The shape of the tested element and the test stand were fitted innovatively based on the Authors’ own experience as well as on the literature overview and numerical analysis. Cracking morphology and mode of failure were investigated. The relationship between the load and displacement for different types of joins was compared. The obtained results were also compared to the results obtained on the

Iwona GALMAN, Radosław JASIŃSKI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 79–92

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Articular abnormalities that may mimic arthritis

the synovium. The term “arborescens” refers to the characteristic tree-like morphology of the lesion, which resembles a frond-like mass.

Adam Greenspan, Andrew J. Grainger

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 74, 212–223

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ECG Decision Support System based on feedforward Neural Networks

Abstract The success of an Electrocardiogram (ECG) Decision Support System (DSS) requires the use of an optimum machine learning approach. For this purpose, this paper investigates the use of three feedforward neural networks; the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP), the Radial Basic Function Network (RBF), and the Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN) for recognition of normal and abnormal heartbeats. Feature sets were based on ECG morphology and Discrete Wavelet Transformer (DWT) coefficients. Then, a

Hela Lassoued, Raouf Ketata, Slim Yacoub

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 1–15

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Physiological Effects of Whey- and Milk-Based Probiotic Yogurt in Rats

composition and volatile fatty acid production of the intestinal microbiota and on the structure of intestinal villi. The Lactobacillus acidophilus (LA-15) strain had inadequate surviving ability in rats. Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis (BB-12) improved the composition of the intestinal microflora, whereas whey-containing product had a mild immunostimulating effect and exerted a favourable influence on the morphology of intestinal villi. The consumption of yogurts increased the depth of crypts in the

Judit Szabó-Fodor, András Bónai, Brigitta Bóta, Linda Szommerné Egyed, Ferenc Lakatos, Gréta Pápai, Attila Zsolnai, Róbert Glávits, Katalin Horvatovich, Melinda Kovács

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 483–490

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Research on Digital Holographic 3D Reconstruction Software

Digital holography has a wide range of applications in displaying the surface morphology of three-dimensional objects. There have been many studies on the physical methods and implementation methods of digital holography. One of the main problems at present is to design a stable and fast reconfiguration software. This paper analyzes the basic principle of convolution based off-axis digital holographic reconstruction, and presents the process of 3D reconstruction of off-axis digital holography

Ma Jing, Fu Yanfang, Tian Penghui

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 62–65

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Molecular and Morphological Characterization of Aphelenchoides fuchsi sp. n. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) Isolated from Pinus eldarica in Western Iran

MEHRAB ESMAEILI, RAMIN HEYDARI, MOZHGAN ZIAIE, JIANFENG GU

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 34–42

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Description of Ektaphelenchus koreanus n. sp. (Nematoda: Ektaphelenchidae) with morphometrical notes on the Ektaphelenchus species

character for species differentiation by several authors (Ryss et al., 2005; Braasch et al., 2009). The valid Ektaphelenchus species have been listed according to a number of incisures in Table 2, but many species were described without mentioning the lateral lines. Another diagnostic character is the spicule morphology (Kanzaki, 2006; Braasch et al., 2009; Maria et al., 2015), available species spicule drawn and presented in Fig. 3, but this characters cannot be used when the species are only described

Jianfeng Gu, Munawar Maria, Yiwu Fang, Lele Liu

Journal of Nematology , 1–13

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Cryphodera gayae n. sp. (Nematoda: Heteroderidae), from root of Lagerstroemia indica in Korea

Heonil Kang, Jongmin Seo, Garam Han, Donggeun Kim, Insoo Choi

Journal of Nematology , 1–12

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The morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of Pratylenchus vulnus Taiwan strawberry isolate

et al., 2001). A previous report also characterized five P. vulnus groups in Japan by tail morphology (Mizukubo 1990). The fact that four different tail terminus types were observed in the P. vulnus Taiwan population implies this population may have been established in the region rather than being recently imported. Figure 1: The morphological variations within the P. vulnus Taiwan strawberry population. Two lateral field types and four tail termini were observed. Photographs were taken at

Yu-po Lin, Wan-chun Lee, Pei-che Chung, Jiue-in Yang

Journal of Nematology , 1–5

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First Report of Longidorus kuiperi and Rotylenchus eximius from Coastal Sand Dunes in Crete, Greece

Longidorus kuiperi Brinkman, Loof and Barbez, 1987, and Rotylenchus eximius Siddiqi, 1964. The morphology of L. kuiperi females (six specimens studied) was characterized by having a slender body; very broad lip region (27 6 1.5 [25 to 30] mm in width); short, hemispherical tail; body length of (7.1 6 0.8 [6.5 to 8.5] mm); vulva position at 47% to 55% of body length; odontostyle length of (105 6 6.5 [90 to 115] mm); males very common (but less frequent than females [45% vs 55%]); tail region with 15 to 20

EMMANUEL A. TZORTZAKAKIS, CAROLINA CANTALAPIEDRA-NAVARRETE, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE, JUAN E. PALOMARES-RIUS, PABLO CASTILLO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 135–135

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Nematotoxic coumarins from Angelica pubescens Maxim. f. biserrata Shan et Yuan roots and their physiological effects on Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

magnetic resonance spectral data analysis. The LC50 values against B. xylophilus in 72 hr were 489.17, 406.74, 430.08, and 435.66 μM, respectively. These compounds also altered the smooth morphology of the B. xylophilus exoskeleton to a rough and pitted appearance as visualized by electron microscopy. The coumarins 1-4 possessed significant acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activities but had negligible effects on amylase and cellulase. This research provides additional clues to the nematotoxic mechanism

Qun-Qun Guo, Gui-Cai Du, Yong-Xing Li, Chen-Yan Liang, Chao Wang, Ya-Nan Zhang, Rong-Gui Li

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 559–568

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Samplings of Millipedes in Japan and Scarab Beetles in Hong Kong result in five new Species of Pristionchus (Nematoda: Diplogastridae)

. fukushimae on Japanese millipedes. In addition, the authors found three new Pristionchus species on millipedes, which are described as P. riukiariae sp. n., P. degawai sp. n., and P. laevicollis, sp. n., the latter of which was also found on stag beetles. These species are most closely related to P. maxplancki, P. japonicus, and P. quartusdecimus and belong to the pacificus species-complex. The authors describe all species based on morphology, morphometrics, and genome-wide sequence analysis. Mating

Natsumi Kanzaki, Matthias Herrmann, Kohta Yoshida, Christian Weiler, Christian Rödelsperger, Ralf J. Sommer

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 587–610

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First report of Bursaphelenchus antoniae from Pinus strobus in the U.S.

only 95% similarity with PWN B. xylophilus. Compared to the previously described Portuguese population of B. antoniae, the sequences generated for the MA population were 98.3% similar in the ITS1, 2 rDNA and 99.9% similar for 28S rDNA. There was 99.2% similarity between the COI sequences of the US and Portuguese isolates of B. antoniae. This population has morphology consistent with that of Penas et al., 2006; however, the female tail on this MA pine population is mucronate and more attenuated than

Lynn K. Carta, R. L. Wick

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 473–478

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ELLIPSE DETECTION ON EMBRYO IMAGING USING RANDOM SAMPLE CONSENSUS (RANSAC) METHOD BASED ON ARC SEGMENT

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a method which is used to help couples who have a fertility problem. One of the problems of IVF is the success rate, which is only about 30%. One cause of the problem is the embryo morphology observation done by embryologist manually. Morphologically normal embryo does not mean the embryos are genetically normal. The aforementioned phenomena can be tested by using time lapse recording in which unavailable in the manual observation. Therefore it is very important

Arie Rachmad Syulistyo, Aprinaldi, Anom Bowolaksono, Budi Wiweko, Andrea Prati, Dwi M. J. Purnomo, Wisnu Jatmiko

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1384–1409

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Primary and Secondary Bacteremia Caused by Proteus spp.: Epidemiology, Strains Susceptibility and Biofilm Formation

Abstract Proteus spp. is an etiological factor of urinary tract and bloodstream infections. The aim of this study was the retrospective analysis of susceptibility of Proteus spp. strains isolated from bloodstream infections (BSIs) as well as similarity evaluation of the strains isolated from different clinical samples. Proteus spp. strains were isolated in 2009–2017 from hospital patients. Identification was based on the colony’s morphology and biochemical or MALDI-TOF MS analyzes. The

JOANNA KWIECIŃSKA-PIRÓG, KRZYSZTOF SKOWRON, EUGENIA GOSPODAREK-KOMKOWSKA

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 471–478

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CHANGES IN THE TAXONOMY OF γ-PROTEOBACTERIA, MODIFICATION OF THE ORDER ENTEROBACTERIALES AND NOVEL FAMILIES WITHIN ENTEROBACTERALES ORD. NOV.

Prokaryotic diversity increases every year with each new described species. Since the first discoveries of microorganisms, researchers’ endeavours are dedicated to the systematisation of all known living organisms in a consistent taxonomy. Originally based on morphology, in recent years modern taxonomy develops thanks to the implemenation of new discoveries in the fields of biochemistry and genetics. In the last thirty years, ribotyping was the leading technique used to classify

Paweł Nawrotek, Bartłomiej Grygorcewicz, Adrian Augustyniak

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 465–469

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First report of molecular characterization and phylogeny of Trichuris fossor Hall, 1916 (Nematoda: Trichuridae)

, 1993). Descriptions have been based on morphology and host preference and Trichuris from geomyid hosts have never been sequenced (Eberhardt et al., 2019). The aim of this study was to serve as the first molecular report for T. fossor. The 18S rRNA gene was sequenced for four specimens identified putatively as T. fossor collected from separate Thomomys (western pocket gophers) species hosts. Materials and methods Thomomys bulbivorus (Richardson, 1829; Brandt, 1855) were salvaged from trappers

Malorri R. Hughes, Deborah A. Duffield, Dana K. Howe, Dee R. Denver

Journal of Nematology , 1–6

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Castells' network concept and its connections to social, economic and political network analyses

internal dynamics of networks, but was nevertheless able to use network as a powerful metaphor that aptly portrayed his idea of the new social morphology of informational capitalism.

Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 1, 1–18

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Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with sugarcane in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

and the unidentified Rotylenchulus spp. sequences of South Africa appeared to have a sister relationship with R. macrodoratus (PP = 0.86). Remarks The morphology and morphometrics of the current immature female specimens correspond very well with that of the original description of R. parvus (=Helicotylenchus parvus), found also around sugarcane roots in Mauritius by Williams (1960a, b). Rotylenchulus parvus, in general, compared to other related species, has a slightly smaller body, 3 to 5

Phougeishangbam Rolish Singh, Beatrice E. Kashando, Marjolein Couvreur, Gerrit Karssen, Wim Bert

Journal of Nematology , 1–17

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Description of Aphelenchoides macrospica n. sp. (Nematoda:Aphelenchoididae) from Northwestern Iran

BEHROUZ GOLHASAN, RAMIN HEYDARI, MEHRAB ESMAEILI, ESMAEIL MIRAEIZ

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 67–76

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Morphological and Molecular Characteristics of Pratylenchus haiduongensis sp. n., a New Species of Root–Lesion Nematodes Associated with Carrot in Vietnam

THI DUYEN NGUYEN, THI MAI LINH LE, HUU TIEN NGUYEN, THI ANH DUONG NGUYEN, GRACIA LIEBANAS, QUANG PHAP TRINH

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 276–285

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Description of Gracilacus paralatescens n. sp. (Nematoda:Paratylenchinae) found from the rhizosphere of Bamboo in Zhejiang, China

Munawar Maria, Ruihang Cai, Weimin Ye, Thomas O. Powers, Jingwu Zheng

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 611–622

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First Report of Criconema demani from Russia

Sergei Tabolin, Irina Markina

Journal of Nematology , 1–4

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Description of Laimaphelenchus sinensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from declining Chinese pine, Pinus tabuliformis in Beijing, China

curved with a single stalk-like terminus with 8 to 10 projections. The new species has a vulval flap and four lateral lines, whereas none of the other Laimaphelenchus species exhibits this combination except these four species: L. persicus (Asghari et al., 2012); L. preissii (Zhao et al., 2006b); L. simlaensis (Negi et al., 2009) and L. unituberculus (Bajaj and Walia, 2000). The new species can be differentiated from L. persicus by tail terminus morphology (single stalk with 8 to 10 projections vs 4

Jianfeng Gu, Munawar Maria, Yiwu Fang, Lele Liu, Yong Bian, Xianfeng Chen

Journal of Nematology , 1–1

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Two new Species of Pristionchus (Nematoda: Diplogastridae) include the Gonochoristic Sister Species of P. fissidentatus

sister group to all described beetle-associated Pristionchus species. Thus, the gonochorist P. paulseni sp. n. has a crucial position in the phylogeny of Pristionchus. In order to characterize both species, morphology, morphometrics, mating experiments and genome-wide transcriptome sequencing are used. Materials and methods Nematode cultivation One strain of P. paulseni sp. n. was isolated from an adult of Lucanus dybowski taiwanus (Miwa, 1937) (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) collected at Pilu sacred tree

Matthias Herrmann, Natsumi Kanzaki, Christian Weiler, Kohta Yoshida, Christian RÖdelsperger, Ralf J. Sommer

Journal of Nematology , 1–14

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The usefulness of high-frequency ultrasonography in the preoperative evaluation of vulvar cancer – a case series

referred to our center at an advanced stage of the disease. Thirdly, HFUS is a mechanical probe, allowing only a gray scale assessment. In our opinion, additional options like Doppler ultrasound, micro-flow imaging, elastography would bring useful information about vulvar cancer. Conclusion HFUS seems a promising tool for the preoperative assessment of BCC and SCC. High-frequency probes can provide some important information, such as morphology, margins, and internal echo, contributing to the choice

Michał Migda, Marian Stanisław Migda, Bartosz Migda, Marek Maleńczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 79, 305–310

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Molecular and Morphological Characterization of Xiphinema chambersi Population from Live Oak in Jekyll Island, Georgia, with Comments on Morphometric Variations

ZAFAR A. HANDOO, LYNN K. CARTA, ANDREA M. SKANTAR, SERGEI A. SUBBOTIN, STEPHEN W. FRAEDRICH

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 20–27

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Sectonema caobangense sp. n. from Vietnam (Nematoda, Dorylaimida, Aporcelaimidae)

SERGIO ALVAREZ-ORTEGA, THI ANH DUONG NGUYEN, JOAQUI´N ABOLAFIA, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, REYES PEN˜A-SANTIAGO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 95–103

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Incidence of Oscheius onirici (Nematoda: Rhabditidae), a potentially entomopathogenic nematode from the marshlands of Wisconsin, USA

Weimin Ye, Shane Foye, Ann E. MacGuidwin, Shawn Steffan

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 9–26

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Description of Aphelenchoides giblindavisi n. sp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae), and Proposal for a New Combination

Farzad Aliramaji, Ebrahim Pourjam, Sergio Álvarez-Ortega, Farahnaz Jahanshahi Afshar, Majid Pedram

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 437–452

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OVERLAPPING WHITE BLOOD CELL SEGMENTATION AND COUNTING ON MICROSCOPIC BLOOD CELL IMAGES

Chastine Fatichah, Diana Purwitasari, Victor Hariadi, Faried Effendy

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1271–1286

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On the identity of Eucephalobus oxyuroides (de Man, 1876) Steiner, 1936 (Rhabditida, Cephalobidae), with an updated taxonomy of the genus and notes about its phylogeny

with rounded and manubrium bent ventrad (Fig. 1A, H). Unfortunately, other relevant traits such as length and morphology of the post-vulval uterine sac were not mentioned. de Man (1881, 1984) studied additional material of C. oxyuroides and provided new illustrations of the female (Fig. 1B-G), which show a long, poorly defined post-vulval structure that might have been a post-vulval uterine sac, but that probably was interpreted erroneously. Later, several authors (Örley, 1880; Cobb, 1893a, 1893b

Joaquín Abolafia, Reyes Peña-Santiago

Journal of Nematology , 1–20

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First report of Meloidogyne javanica infecting Zinnia elegans in Ceará State, Brazil

Francisco Jorge Carlos Souza Junior, Mayara Castro Assunção

Journal of Nematology , 1–4

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First Report of the Carolina Spiral Nematode, Scutellonema brachyurus, from Soil of a Garden in Crete, Greece

the species as Scutellonema brachyurus (Steiner, 1938) Andrassy, 1958. The morphology of females was characterized by a hemispherical lip region with four to six annuli, morphometric data for 12 females were L, 640 to 760 mm; a, 24.6 to 30.6; b, 5.8 to 7.4; c, 69.1 to 99.3; c0.5 to 0.6; stylet, 24.5 to 27.5 mm with anterior part shorter than posterior; and spermatheca nonfunctional and male absent. The morphology agreed with the description of S. brachyurus (van den Berg et al

EMMANUEL A. TZORTZAKAKIS, CAROLINA CANTALAPIEDRA-NAVARRETE, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE, JUAN E. PALOMARES-RIUS, PABLO CASTILLO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 7–7

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Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection in the management of pseudoaneurysm after percutaneous arterial access

remaining 3 in the radial artery. The study included 77 woman and 71 men (mean age 64.5 ± 14 years). Patients were qualified for percutaneous thrombin injection after Doppler examination during which pseudoaneurysm size and morphology were assessed as well as the presence of arteriovenous fistula was excluded. Results: In the reported study, 94.8% (128/135) of patients were successfully treated during the initial thrombin injection. Additional 400 IU dose of thrombin after 24 hours was effective in 5

Tomasz Jargiełło, Jan Sobstyl, Łukasz Światłowski, Maryla Kuczyńska, Ewa Kuklik, Michał Sojka, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Maciej Pech, Maciej Powerski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 73, 85–89

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First Report of Carrot Cyst Nematode Heterodera carotae in Mexico: Morphological, Molecular Characterization, and Host Range Study

During 2008 to 2016 in several nematological surveys in the Tepeaca Valley, Puebla, Mexico, carrot cyst nematode, Heterodera carotae was found parasitizing carrots, Daucus carota. The nematode was present in 61% of the sampled fields with high population densities, causing severe carrot yield losses in the Tepeaca Valley. The aim of this work was to study morphology, morphometrics, host range, and molecular characterization of the nematode. The morphological and morphometric characterization

Ilia Mariana Escobar-Avila, Edgar Óliver López-Villegas, Sergei A. Subbotin, Alejandro Tovar-Soto

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 229–242

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First Reports, Morphological, and Molecular Characterization of Longidorus caespiticola and Longidorus poessneckensis (Nematoda: Longidoridae) from Ukraine

from L. poessneckensis, showed 99% to other sequences of L. poessneckensis deposited in GenBank from Slovakia and Czech Republic. Morphology, morphometry, and molecular data obtained from these samples were consistent with L. caespiticola and L. poessneckensis identification. To our knowledge, these are the first reports of L. caespiticola and L. poessneckensis in Ukraine, extending the geographical distribution of these species.

SOLOMIA SUSULOVSKA, PABLO CASTILLO, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 396–402

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Characterization of Juvenile Stages of Bursaphelenchus crenati Rühm, 1956 (Nematoda: Aphelenchoidoidea)

the egg and the J2 was at the hatching stage. Sex of juvenile stages can be identified using the morphology and size of the genital primordia and a body size of nematodes. Sex of juveniles may be identified from the J3 stage by the presence of the cloacal primordium in male juvenile and orientation of the germinal zone of the genital primordium. A tabular key to developmental stages of B. crenati is given. The body grows during molts and within each stage. The body increases rapidly after J3 stage

Alexander Y. Ryss, Kristina S. Polyanina

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 459–472

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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZIRCONIA BASED THICK FILM RESISTOR AS A AMMONIA GAS SENSOR

Thick film technique is popular because of low cost, simple for construction and better sensing surface area, hence for resistive gas sensor thick films of pure ZrO2 powder were prepared by Standard screen printing technique. The material was characterized by X-Ray diffraction pattern, surface morphology was observed by SEM, elemental composition were observed by EDAX and optical properties were studied with UV spectroscopy Techniques, electrical properties were studying with different applied

S. B. Deshmukh, R. H. Bari, G. E. Patil, D. D. Kajale, G. H. Jain, L. A. Patil

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 540–558

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Isolation and Characteristics of Biotechnologically Important Antagonistic Thermophilic Bacteria from Rhizosphere of Haloxylon salicornicum

bacilli colony morphology. None of the isolates was gelatinase, urease, indole, H2S and catalase producer. Eleven isolates were amylase producers and 8 isolates were acid producers. All isolates fermented glucose, 3 fermented lactose and 19 fermented fructose. Molecular data revealed that out of twenty isolates, 14 isolates showed 91–99% identity with Brevibacillus borstelensis, 4 with Bacillus subtilis (97–98%) and 2 with Bacillus licheniformis (94–99%) through BLAST analysis. All identified

Muhammad Aslam, Faiz-Ul-Hassan Nasim, Rana Ruhi, Hassan Murad, Samina Ejaz, Muhammad Shafiq Choudhary, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Ashraf, Jameel Rehman

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 49–58

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Renal echotextural changes in Nigerian workers chronically exposed to petroleum-based liquid fuels

the clinical examination of the kidneys. It provides very important information about kidney morphology and has become the standard imaging modality in the investigation of kidneys as it displays excellent anatomic detail, and most of the reno-parenchymatous diseases are easily discernible(12,13). There is paucity of literature on the use of sonography in the assessment of organ toxicity in workers exposed to petroleum fuel. To the best of our knowledge, no assessment of sonographic kidney changes

Angel-Mary C. Anakwue, Felicitas U. Idigo, Raphael C. Anakwue

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 80, 18–23

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Occurrence of Belonolaimus in Sinaloa, Northwestern Mexico: A New Report on Distribution and Host Range

MANUEL MUNDO-OCAMPO, J. G. BALDWIN, T. J. PEREIRA, J. R. CAMACHO-BAEZ, A. D. ARMENTA-BOJORQUEZ, M. CAMACHO-HARO, J. O. BECKER

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 103–113

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Taxonomy and Systematics of the Genus Makatinus Heyns, 1965 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida: Aporcelaimidae)

REYES PENA-SANTIAGO, INGRID VARELA

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 245–253

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Ultrasonography of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid arteries: B-mode imaging

plaque should then include: fibrous cap thickness; size of the lipid necrotic core; identification of plaque neovascularization; identification of the direction of plaque remodeling; detection of fibrous cap damage or risk of its occurrence. Ultrasonography is the most available, the cheapest and noninvasive method of examining arteries to identify and assess the morphology and condition of atherosclerotic plaque. Within the past 20 years, two-dimensional ultrasound (2D, B-Mode) and Doppler imaging

Andrzej Fedak, Katarzyna Ciuk, Andrzej Urbanik

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 81, e135–e145

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Description and Distribution of Three Criconematid Nematodes from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Maria Munawar, Thomas O. Powers, Zhongling Tian, Timothy Harris, Rebecca Higgins, Jingwu Zheng

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 183–206

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Meloidogyne aegracyperi n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), a root-knot nematode parasitizing yellow and purple nutsedge in New Mexico

nutsedge, but not that of tomato following extraction with sodium hypochlorite. Additional pots of purple nutsedge and Rutgers tomato that were established in pasteurized soil using surface-sterilized nutsedge tubers and inoculated with eggs recovered from galled purple nutsedge roots showed similar results: root galling and egg recovery from nutsedge, but no galling or egg recovery from tomato. Additional research on the morphology and host range conducted at Virginia Tech and New Mexico State

J. D. Eisenback, L. A. Holland, J. Schroeder, S. H. Thomas, J. M. Beacham, S. F. Hanson, V. S. Paes-Takahashi, P. Vieira

journal of nematology , 1–16

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A new rare nematode Nothocriconemoides hangzhouensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Criconematidae) from Hangzhou, China

, less number of annuli between vulva and tail terminus RV = 2.0 to 3.0 vs 6 to 8, location of anus (next annuli to vagina vs 3 to 4 annuli posterior to vagina), and tail terminus morphology (terminal annulus forked or branched vs button shaped). The new species differs from N. lineolatus by less number of body annuli R = 35.0 to 39.0 vs 57 to 64, less number of annuli between vulva and tail terminus RV = 2.0 to 3.0 vs 7 to 9, location of anus (next annuli to vagina vs 3 to 5 annuli posterior to

Munawar Maria, Wentao Miao, Ruihang Cai, Pablo Castillo, Jingwu Zheng

Journal of Nematology , 1–14

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A new stunt nematode, Geocenamus chengi n. sp. (Nematoda: Merliniinae) in the rhizosphere of tea (Camellia sinensis) from Zhejiang Province, China

elongated and ellipsoidal with epiptygma (seen under SEM). The tail is annulated, elongated and conical having bluntly pointed tip and a terminal hyaline region that comprises 21 to 33% of the tail length; phasmid is small and pore like, located 10 to 19% posterior from anus. Spicule is 22 to 25 μm long, gubernaculum is saucer shaped; bursa is crenate covering the tail until the hyaline tail region. Based on the similar tail morphology, G. chengi n. sp. is characterized close to G. circellus (Anderson

Munawar Maria, Wentao Miao, Pablo Castillo, Jingwu Zheng

Journal of Nematology , 1–13

Review

Pitfalls in ultrasound imaging of the stomach and the intestines

The gastrointestinal tract is an extraordinary human organ in terms of its morphology and function. Its complex structure and enormous length as well as frequent presence of gas discourage many doctors performing ultrasound examination from its exploration. Moreover, there are anatomical structures in multiple locations which can mimic certain abnormalities. It is difficult to present an exhaustive account of the problem of gastrointestinal tract ultrasound imaging errors in a single work

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 74, 207–211

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