Functional analysis of the cellulose gene of the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, using RNA interference.

@article{Ma2011FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional analysis of the cellulose gene of the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, using RNA interference.},
  author={Hua Ma and Quan-wei Lu and Jiaxing Liang and Xi Zhang},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={1931-41}
}
Cellulases are pathogenic substances suspected to be responsible for the development of the early symptoms of nematode disease. The pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Parasitaphelenchidae), is the causal agent of pine wilt disease, which kills millions of pine trees. We used RNA interference (RNAi), a reverse genetic tool, to analyze the… CONTINUE READING