Let's be inclusive - the time of looking at individual plant parasitic nematodes is over, and new technologies allow for it

Johannes Helder*, Holger Heuer

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Abstract

Parasitism is a popular life style among members of the phylum Nematoda. Around 46% of the 27,000 described nematode species use either a plant or an animal as a primary food source. Molecular phylogenetics has aided in deciphering patterns of evolution and diversification among plant parasitic nematodes. Alignments comprising over 5000 nearly full-length small subunit ribosomal DNA sequences (each approximately 1700 bp) with a fairly good coverage of all extant nematode families allowed to pinpoint patterns with regard to the appearance of plant parasitism. This chapter describes the soil biome, identification of nematode and microbial community in soil, as well as the activity of microbiome. Future plant parasitic nematode management strategies are also mentioned. Exploring and boosting the soil suppressive potential will be a major additional tool in the foreseeable future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated nematode management
Subtitle of host publicationState-of-the-art and visions for the future
EditorsRichard A. Sikora, Johan Desaeger, Leendert Molendijk
PublisherCABI
Chapter56
Pages403-407
ISBN (Print)9781789247541
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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