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Learning the best from the best
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Making important discoveries
Making important discoveries

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In touch with the reality of the sciences
Our Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers students exposure to various aspects of agriculture.


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Creating people-friendly environments
Creating people-friendly environments
The departments of Geography, Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning contribute cutting-edge research, planning and design to the field of human-environmental relationships.


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Zoology and Entomology

Nematology

Nematodes are among the most abundant and diversified group in the animal kingdom and belong to the Phylum Nematoda.It is said that four out of five animals on Earth are nematodes. Research in this group is focussed on the ecology and taxonomy of free living and plant parasitic nematodes occurring in South Africa. Nematodes are currently being studied from the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve near Memel and, research is also being conducted at the Bakwena Cave, Irene in Pretoria.

Description: Fieldwork at the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve Tags: UFS Nematology fieldwork

Description: Bacteriovore free living nematode. Tags: UFS Nematology

Study group members

Postgraduate students and research titles

  • Miss Ayesha Mobara, M.Sc

"Nematodes from the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve, Memel, South Africa"  

 

“If all the matter in the universe except the nematodes were swept away, our world would still be dimly recognizable, and if, as disembodied spirits, we could then investigate it, we should find its mountains, hills, vales, rivers, lakes and oceans represented by a film of nematodes. The location of towns would be decipherable, since for every massing of human beings there would be a corresponding massing of certain nematodes.”

- Nathan Cobb

Description: Fieldwork at the Bakwena Caves Pretoria Tags: UFS Nematology fieldwork

Description: Mononchus predatory free living nematode. Tags: UFS Nematology

 

Last updated: 30 March 2012 10:02