Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes:

Building Coherence between Microbial Ecology and Molecular Mechanisms

  • Keith Davies
  • Yitzhak Spiegel

Part of the Progress in Biological Control book series (PIBC, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sofia R. Costa, Wim H. van der Putten, Brian R. Kerry
    Pages 39-64
  3. Maria J. Gravato-Nobre, Jonathan Hodgkin
    Pages 65-90
  4. Jenn E. Schaff, Tim H. Mauchline, Charles H. Opperman, Keith G. Davies
    Pages 91-113
  5. Rosane H. C. Curtis, John T. Jones, Keith G. Davies, Edna Sharon, Yitzhak Spiegel
    Pages 115-144
  6. Edna Sharon, Ilan Chet, Yitzhak Spiegel
    Pages 183-201
  7. Jose G. Maciá-Vicente, Javier Palma-Guerrero, Sonia Gómez-Vidal, Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
    Pages 203-225
  8. Johannes Hallmann, Richard A. Sikora
    Pages 227-258
  9. Keith G. Davies, Yitzhak Spiegel
    Pages 291-303
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 305-311

About this book

Introduction

Twenty years have elapsed since that last book was published dedicated to biological control of nematodes and to this day a robust commercially successful biological control agent for plant parasitic nematodes is not routinely used.  Soil supressive to plant nematodes is a well established phenomenon and yet we clearly do not understand the ecology of it sufficiently well to manipulated it in a way that we can predicatively control these important plant pests.  During the last 20 years there has also been a revolution in molecular biology and we now have many techniques available to us that were only just beginning to be developed when his original book was published. 

Traditional biological control scientists do not really have a clear understanding of what molecular biology can deliver and molecular biologists do not really understand the problems confronting biological control scientists.  It has become increasingly apparent that each of these groups needed to walk around in each others shoes for a while, so to speak, and try and get an understanding of where each other were coming from and what may or may not be possible.  The current volume focuses on a number of areas that are of importance in the area of plant parasitic nematode soil ecology, based on the multitrophic interactions between plant, nematodes and natural enemies, and also host parasite interactions, plant – nematode, nematode – natural enemy, that can now be dissected at the molecular level.  By bringing all these areas together within the covers of a single book we hoped to build cohesion between these disciplines and help understand what might be possible from the point of view of biological control.

Keywords

Alternatives to Chemichal Pesticides Biological Control Ecology Molecular Biology Plant-parasitic nematodes

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Davies
    • 1
  • Yitzhak Spiegel
    • 2
  1. 1., Plant Pathology & MicrobiologyRothamsted ResearchHarpendenUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Volcani Center, Dept. NematologyAgricultural Research Organization (ARO)Bet DaganIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9648-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9647-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9648-8
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