RNAi from plants to nematodes.

  title={RNAi from plants to nematodes.},
  author={Godelieve Gheysen and Bartel Vanholme},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  volume={25 3},
Coincident with the award of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2006 to Fire and Mello for their discovery of RNAi, plant scientists have succeeded in using RNAi-based techniques to control nematodes, a hitherto unmanageable plant parasite. Recent work has demonstrated that the expression in a host plant of double-stranded RNA targeting housekeeping or parasitism genes in the root-knot nematode resulted in resistance to nematode infection. 

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