Efficiency of potassium permanganate in differentiating between live and dead nematodes

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An aqueous solution of potassium permanganate provided a simple and reliable means for differentiating live from dead nematodes. The cuticle and body content of dead nematodes were stained light amber to deep brown, whereas live nematodes were not affected. Taxonomic features of lightly or moderately stained specimens were not obscured.

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