• Publications
  • Influence
Rhizosphere Interactions and the Exploitation of Microbial Agents for the Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes.
  • B. Kerry
  • Biology
    Annual review of phytopathology
  • 1 September 2000
TLDR
As nematodes influence the quantity and quality of root exudates, they are likely to affect the physiology of those microorganisms in the rhizosphere; such changes may be used as signals for nematode antagonists and parasites.
Cloning of and genetic variation in protease VCP1 from the nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia.
TLDR
Host related genetic variation in VCP1 between isolates of P. chlamydosporia isolated from different nematode hosts, which might contribute to host preference, is indicated.
The Importance of the Host Plant on the Interaction Between Root-knot Nematodes Meloidogyne spp. and the Nematophagous Fungus, Verticillium chlamydosporium Goddard
TLDR
The effect of the host plant on the efficacy of Verticillium chlamydosporium as a biological control agent for root-knot nematodes was investigated, and the susceptibility of the plant host to M. incognita attack influenced the numbers of nematode eggs parasitized by the fungus.
INFECTION OF PLANT-PARASITIC NEMATODES BY NEMATOPHAGOUS FUNGI: A REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TO UNDERSTAND INFECTION PROCESSES AND TO IMPROVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
TLDR
Growing understanding of the biology of infection is opening new avenues in the improvement of fungi as biological control agents, including characterisation of enzymes that aid penetration of the eggshell or the nematode body wall and the identification of nematicidal toxins.
The nematophagous fungus Verticillium chlamydosporium produces a chymoelastase-like protease which hydrolyses host nematode proteins in situ.
TLDR
Observations suggest that VCP1 or similar enzyme(s) may play a role in the infection of invertebrates.
...
...