Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Journal or Book Title
The Plant Health Instructor
Microscopic worms burrowing through cells, injecting foreign compounds through hypodermic-needle-like structures, altering the basic biology of the cells being fed upon. Worms that grow so large in just a few weeks that they rupture out of the tissue they are feeding upon. Sound like a science fiction movie plot? Believe it or not, it is the basic biology of a widespread, serious pathogen of soybeans - the soybean cyst nematode.
The American Phytopathological Society
Davis, Eric L. and Tylka, Gregory L., "Soybean cyst nematode disease" (2000). Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications. 196.