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Gene silencing in root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) significantly reduces reproduction in a plant host.
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The results show that RLNs are clearly amenable to gene silencing, and that in planta delivery of dsRNA to target genes in these nematodes should confer host resistance.
De Novo Transcriptome Sequencing and Analysis of the Cereal Cyst Nematode, Heterodera avenae
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The first transcriptome analysis of two stages of H. avenae adds to the genetic resources available to study plant parasitic nematodes and provides an opportunity to seek new effectors that are specifically involved in the H.avenae-cereal host interaction.
Using laser capture microdissection to study gene expression in early stages of giant cells induced by root-knot nematodes.
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L laser capture microdissection is used to collect cytoplasmic contents from paraffin-embedded sections of 4 day post-inoculation giant cells in tomato roots and provides a powerful new tool to study the molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions at the cellular or subcellular level.
Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet formation in Santalum album and S. spicatum
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It appeared that primary somatic embryos clone superior lines, and are needed for Agrobacteriumarose from single cells or had a multicellular origin mediated gene transfer techniques and for protoplast from the epidermis or cortical parenchyma.
Root-knot Nematodes and Giant Cells
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The availability of new molecular technologies that enable detailed study of gene expression and regulation in giant cells, and new genomic technologies applied both to host and nematode pathogen, is leading to rapid advances in understanding host-pathogen interactions of this important plant pest species.
de novo analysis and functional classification of the transcriptome of the root lesion nematode, Pratylenchus thornei, after 454 GS FLX sequencing.
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The migratory endoparasitic root lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei is a major pest of the cereals wheat and barley and in what the authors believe to be the first global transcriptome analysis for P.Thornei, results provide additional understanding of genes required for different forms of parasitism.
Differential display analysis of gene expression in the cytoplasm of giant cells induced in tomato roots by Meloidogyne javanica.
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The importance of analysing giant cell cytoplasm directly, rather than starting with giant cell enriched tissue, to obtain accurate information on changes in gene expression in nematode feeding cells is shown.
Genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms for selection of barley β-amylase alleles
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A high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping system was developed and used to select barley seedlings carrying superior alleles of β-amylase, a key enzyme involved in the degradation of starch in the malting process.
Virus impact at the interface of an ancient ecosystem and a recent agroecosystem: studies on three legume‐infecting potyviruses in the southwest Australian floristic region
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How introduced viruses can damage indigenous plants and indigenous virus can damage introduced cultivated plants within this unique ecosystem is illustrated, and how human activities can facilitate damaging 'new encounters' between plants and viruses is illustrated.
Advances in Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Root Lesion Nematode Host Interactions.
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The current molecular data available for RLNs are summarized and differences and similarities in effectors and molecular mechanisms between migratory and sedentary endoparasitic nematodes are highlighted.
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