Campus Units

Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2002

Journal or Book Title

Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

183

Last Page

194

DOI

10.1590/S1677-04202002000300002

Abstract

The most evolutionary advanced adaptations for plant parasitism by nematodes are the products of parasitism genes expressed in their esophageal gland cells and secreted through their stylet into host tissue to control the complex process of parasitism. Molecular analyses of nematode parasitism genes are revealing the complexity of the tools a nematode possesses that enable it to attack plants and paints a more elaborate picture of host cellular events under specific control by the parasite than previously hypothesized. Interestingly, the majority of the nematode parasitism genes discovered encodes proteins unique to plant parasites. Identifying the complete profile of parasitism genes expressed throughout the parasitic cycle of a nematode is the key to understanding the molecular basis of nematode parasitism of plants and identifying vulnerable points in the parasitic process that can be interfered with to achieve nematode control to limit nematode-induced yield losses in crops.

Comments

This article is published as Hussey, R. S., E. L. Davis, and T. J. Baum 2002. Secrets in secretions: genes that control nematode parasitism of plants. Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology 14:183-194, doi: 10.1590/S1677-04202002000300002 . Posted with permission.

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Brazilian Society of Plant Physiology

Language

en

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