April 21, 2020  |  

Effective approaches to study the plant-root knot nematode interaction.

Authors: Ibrahim, Heba M M and Ahmad, Esraa M and Martínez-Medina, Ainhoa and Aly, Mohammed A M

Plant-parasitic nematodes cause major agricultural losses worldwide. Examining the molecular mechanisms underlying plant-nematode interactions and how plants respond to different invading pathogens is attracting major attention to reduce the expanding gap between agricultural production and the needs of the growing world population. This review summarizes the most recent developments in plant-nematode interactions and the diverse approaches used to improve plant resistance against root knot nematode (RKN). We will emphasize the recent rapid advances in genome sequencing technologies, small interfering RNA techniques (RNAi) and targeted genome editing which are contributing to the significant progress in understanding the plant-nematode interaction mechanisms. Also, molecular approaches to improve plant resistance against nematodes are considered.Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Journal: Plant physiology and biochemistry
DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.06.009
Year: 2019

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