Etteri Sharon

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Human red blood cells (HRBC) adhered to preparasitic second-stage juveniles (J2) of Heterodera avenae, Heterodera schachtii, Meloidogyne javanica, Pratylenchus mediterraneus, Rotylenchulus reniformis, and Tylenchulus semipenetrans over the entire nematode body. Binding was conspicuously confined to the head and tail of Longidorus cohni, Xiphinema(More)
ABSTRACT The fungal biocontrol agent, Trichoderma harzianum, was evaluated for its potential to control the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica. In greenhouse experiments, root galling was reduced and top fresh weight increased in nematode-infected tomatoes following soil pretreatment with Trichoderma peat-bran preparations. The use of a proteinase(More)
Proteinaceous components of freshly formed gelatinous matrix (GM) of the root-knot nematode Metoidogyne javanica were analyzed. Under reducing conditions, the prominent protein fragments had molecular weights of 26 to 66 kDa and 150 to >200 kDa, and most were glycosylated. Most of the fragments were digested by proteinase K, and fewer by trypsin. The(More)
Various fluorescent conjugated lectins have been used for the detection of glycoconjugates on nematode surfaces under light microscopy. Several problems have been experienced with these reagents including penetration of the cuticle by fluorescent lectins, non-glycoconjugate specificity, strong nematode autofluorescence at the emission wavelength of the(More)
The amplified detection of DNA or of single-base mismatches in DNA is achieved by the use of nucleic acid-functionalized magnetic particles that separate the recognition duplexes and, upon amplification, yield chemiluminescence-generating DNAzymes as reporter units. The analysis of M13 phage ssDNA is achieved by the hybridization of the analyte to capture(More)
The surface coat of the 2nd-stage juveniles (J2) of plant-parasitic nematodes is considered to be involved in interactions with microorganisms in the soil and rhizosphere, as well as with the host plant. Characterization of surface antigens might be important in the development of new nematode control strategies. In this study, polyclonal and monoclonal(More)
Pasteuria penetrans spore adhesion to Meloidogyne javanica second-stage juveniles (J2) was examined following several different pretreatments of the latter. The detergents sodium dodecyl sulfate and Triton X-100, the carbohydrates fucose and alpha-methyl-D-mannoside, and the lectins concanavalin A and wheat germ agglutinin reduced spore attachment. Spores(More)
Characterization of surface coat (SC) proteins including carbohydrate-binding proteins and glycoproteins of the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne javanica 2nd-stage juvenile (J2) is reported. Extraction of surface proteins with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and separation by denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) results with bands at 6,(More)
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