Influence of Monocystis sp. infection on the cast formation of earthworms.

Canzon, Katrina Fe M. and Distor, Gretchen P. (2014) Influence of Monocystis sp. infection on the cast formation of earthworms. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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Abstract

This study determined the influence of Monocystis sp. infection on the cast formation of earthworms from earthworm culture and plain soil. The collected earthworms were dissected to confirm the presence of the parasite and to determine the rate of the infection. The worms were subjected to an experimental vermiculture set-up where the castings made by earthworms were weighed for comparison. Both sources of earthworms were infected with Monocystis sp. but the cultured earthworms produced more castings compared to the plain soil earthworms. Monocytis sp. infection does not affect the degradative activity of earthworms in terms of the castings they produce.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BIO 1055 2009
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Users: College of Science and Computer Studies > Biological Science
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 02:04
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 02:06
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/278

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