Metabolic profiling reveals local and systemic responses of host plants to nematode parasitism

@inproceedings{Hofmann2010MetabolicPR,
  title={Metabolic profiling reveals local and systemic responses of host plants to nematode parasitism},
  author={Julia Hofmann and Abd El Naser El Ashry and Shahbaz Anwar and Alexander Erban and Joachim Kopka and Florian M. W. Grundler},
  booktitle={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2010}
}
The plant parasitic beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii induces syncytial feeding structures in Arabidopsis roots. The feeding structures form strong sink tissues that have been suggested to be metabolically highly active. In the present study, metabolic profiling and gene targeted expression analyses were performed in order to study the local and systemic effects of nematode infection on the plant host. The results showed increased levels of many amino acids and phosphorylated metabolites… CONTINUE READING