This post was written by ali on January 8, 2009
Posted Under: Glossary

In Nematodes,Longitudinal, cuticular cord-like thickening extending posteriorly from the mouth and may be straight,recurved or form loops,present mainly in the Spiruroid family Acuaridae(Anderson 1974),their Shape and Size is important in Taxonomy.They can be :

Anastomosing e.g. Desportesius spp 

Not-anastomosing , Recurrent ,Non-recurrent

Or even for a Collarette e.g.  Stegophorus

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