Resistant Plant Responses

A.M. Finkers-Tomczak, K.B. Koropacka, G. Smant, A. Goverse, E.H. Bakker

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Resistance to nematodes takes place at different functional and morphological levels. The first level of resistance is the so-called pre-infectional resistance and occurs before the nematode has had a chance to enter the plant. Against pathogens that can overcome this first level of resistance, plants have evolved a second level of basic resistance, called nonhost immunity. The nonhost immune system has many similarities to the innate immune system of animals. Host resistance, however, is only effective against particular (sub)populations of the pathogen, mostly within a species. Identification of genes underlying quantitative and qualitative nematode disease resistance is the first step to increase our knowledge of the different resistance gene mechanisms. Ultimately, understanding the mechanisms underlying the co-evolution between host plant resistance and nematode (a)virulence is essential for the development of durable crop protection strategies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCell biology of plant nematode parasitism
EditorsR.H. Berg, C.G. Taylor
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NamePlant cell monographs
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)1861-1370


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