Loss of susceptibility as an alternative for nematode resistance.

  title={Loss of susceptibility as an alternative for nematode resistance.},
  author={Janice de Almeida Engler and Bruno Favery and Gilbert Engler and Pierre Abad},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
  volume={16 2},
Among plant pathogens, sedentary endoparasitic nematodes are one of the most damaging pests in global agriculture. These obligate parasites interact with their hosts in a quite unique and intriguing way. They induce the redifferentiation of root cells into specialized feeding cells essential for nematode growth and reproduction; thus, nematodes have evolved the ability to exploit plant genes and hijack host functions for their own requirements. Various approaches to engineer plants with… CONTINUE READING
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