Gene Discovery in Sedentary Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

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Durable parasitic relationships are fascinating and scientifically interesting as they illustrate the maximal impact of co-evolution. Often these parasites have evolved the ability to recognize individual compounds unintentionally produced by their hosts. These signals will then trigger the release of an array of pathogenicity factors from the parasites. Comprehension of the molecular events underlying the resulting intimate reactions will lead to a better understanding of fundamental biological processes as well as the development of new approaches to elegantly and specifically control harmful pests
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant-Microbe Interactions
EditorsG. Stacey, N.T. Keen
Place of PublicationSt. Paul, Minnesota, USA
PublisherThe American Phytopathological Society
Number of pages356
ISBN (Print)9780890543030
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • plant parasitic nematodes
  • heteroderidae
  • heterodera
  • globodera
  • meloidogyne
  • parasitism
  • genes
  • host parasite relationships

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