Advances in Molecular Plant Nematology

  • F. Lamberti
  • C. De Giorgi
  • David McK. Bird

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 268)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nematode Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ann M. Rose, Mark L. Edgley, David L. Baillie
      Pages 19-33
    3. Pierre Abad
      Pages 35-55
    4. Jeroen N. A. M. Rouppe van der Voort, Jan Roosien, Peter M. van Zandvoort, Rolf T. Folkertsma, Ellen L. J. G. van Enckevort, Richard Janssen et al.
      Pages 57-63
    5. Charles H. Opperman, Ke Dong, Stella Chang
      Pages 65-75
    6. Francesca De Luca, Carla De Giorgi, Franco Lamberti
      Pages 85-89
    7. Mireille Fargette, Vivian C. Blok, Mark S. Phillips, David L. Trudgill
      Pages 91-96
  3. Identification of Nematodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Thomas O. Powers, Byron J. Adams
      Pages 99-108
    3. Carla De Giorgi, Mariella Finetti Sialer, Franco Lamberti
      Pages 109-118
    4. Valerie M. Williamson, Edward P. Caswell-Chen, Frances F. Wu, Doris Hanson
      Pages 119-127
  4. Host-Parasite Interactions: The Plant

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Andreas Niebel, Nathalie Barthels, Janice de Almeida-Engler, Mansour Karimi, Isabelle Vercauteren, Marc Van Montagu et al.
      Pages 161-170
    3. Florian M. W. Grundler, Annette Böckenhoff, Kay-Peter Schmidt, Miroslaw Sobczak, Wladislaw Golinowski, Urs Wyss
      Pages 171-180
    4. David McK. Bird, Mark A. Wilson
      Pages 181-195
    5. Howard J. Atkinson, Keith S. Blundy, Michael C. Clarke, Ekkehard Hansen, Glyn Harper, Vas Koritsas et al.
      Pages 197-210
    6. Valerie M. Williamson, Kris N. Lambert, Isgouhi Kaloshian
      Pages 211-219
    7. Charles H. Opperman, Gregoria N. Acedo, David M. Saravitz, Andrea M. Skantar, Wen Song, Christopher G. Taylor et al.
      Pages 221-230
  5. Host Parasite Interactions: The Nematode

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Richard S. Hussey, Eric L. Davis, Celeste Ray
      Pages 233-249
    3. Paolo Bazzicalupo, Laura De Riso, Francesco Maimone, Filomena Ristoratore, Marisa Sebastiano
      Pages 251-260
    4. Michael A. Mayo, Walter M. Robertson, Francesco J. Legorboru, Karen M. Brierley
      Pages 277-293
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-309

About this book


Plant parasitic nematodes are a main pest to crops. For ex am pie, the root-knot nematodes belonging to the genus Meloidogyne are worldwide in their distribution and attack almost every type of crop, causing considerable losses of yield and affecting quality of produce. The cyst nematodes within the genera Globodera and Heterodera constitute a major group of plant pathogens in many countries throughout the world, suppressing yields of potato, sugar beet, soybean and cereals. Several nematodes such as longidorids and trichodorids are implicated in the transmission of numerous plant viruses. Many others cause constraints to agricultural production either locally or on large areas. However, despite their economic importance (they account for worldwide crop reduction in excess of 10%), plant parasitic nematodes are still poorly understood, because most of them are obligate parasites of roots. Environmental concerns over the agricultural use of pesticides demand the development of alternative measures to control them. To achieve environmentally sound control, knowledge of the basic biology of nematodes must be expanded. Important research areas include understanding the molecular bases for pathogenicity, the molecular mechanisms of the host­ parasite interactions and the genetic bases for population fluctuations. The workshop has, for the first time, brought together an international group of researchers using molecular approaches to study plant parasitic nematodes and their host responses.


Nucleotide development nematology plant pathogens roots systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Lamberti
    • 1
  • C. De Giorgi
    • 2
  • David McK. Bird
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural Nematology of the CNRBariItaly
  2. 2.University of BariBariItaly
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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