Biotechnological application of functional genomics towards plant-parasitic nematode control.

@article{Li2011BiotechnologicalAO,
  title={Biotechnological application of functional genomics towards plant-parasitic nematode control.},
  author={Jiarui Li and Timothy C. Todd and Junghoon Lee and Harold N Trick},
  journal={Plant biotechnology journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={936-44}
}
Plant-parasitic nematodes are primary biotic factors limiting the crop production. Current nematode control strategies include nematicides, crop rotation and resistant cultivars, but each has serious limitations. RNA interference (RNAi) represents a major breakthrough in the application of functional genomics for plant-parasitic nematode control. RNAi-induced suppression of numerous genes essential for nematode development, reproduction or parasitism has been demonstrated, highlighting the… CONTINUE READING
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