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Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Nematode Interactions

By: John Jones(Editor), Godelieve Gheysen(Editor), Carmen Fenoll(Editor)

551 pages, 50 colour & b/w illustrations


Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221747 | ISBN-13: 9789400797338
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Hardback | Feb 2011 | #190039 | ISBN-13: 9789400704336
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Plant parasitic nematodes often establish unique, sophisticated relationships with their hosts, dramatically influencing plant productivity. Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Nematode Interactions reviews the most recent developments in the molecular biology of plant-nematode interactions that have been driven by the application of genomics tools. The book will be of interest to postgraduate students and to researchers with an interest in plant nematology and/or plant pathology more generally. A series of introductory chapters provide a biological context for the detailed reviews of all areas of plant-nematode interactions that follow and ensure that the bulk of Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Nematode Interactions is accessible to the non-specialist. Chapters provide not just the exciting state of the art in each field, but also the experts' views of how they expect that research in each field would develop in the near future. A final section aims to show how these fundamental studies have provided outputs of practical relevance in agriculture.

"Throughout the volume, the editors have done an outstanding job of placing recent achievements into a historical context. Each chapter provides an extensive list of references, including historic landmark papers and recent publications. [...] this book provides not only a critical analysis of recent developments in plant-nematode interactions, but also a valuable literature resource for years to come. [...] I highly recommend this volume not only for specialists who are interested in plant-nematode interactions, but for nematologists and plant pathologists in general."
- Axel A. Elling, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 87 (3), September, 2012


Part I - Introductory Chapters
1. Introduction to Plant-parasitic Nematodes; Modes of Parasitism
2. Current nematode threats to world agriculture
3. Phylogeny and evolution of nematodes
4. Cyst nematodes and syncytia
5. Root-knot nematodes and giant cells

Part II - Resources for functional analysis of plant-nematode interactions
6. Genome analysis of plant parasitic nematodes
7. Transcriptomes of plant-parasitic nematodes
8. Arabidopsis as a tool for the study of plant-nematode interactions
9. Transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of the plant response to nematode infection
10. C. elegans as a resource for studies on plant parasitic nematodes
11. Parallels between plant and animal parasitic nematodes

Part III - Molecular genetics and cell biology of plant-nematode interactions
12. Degradation of the plant cell wall by nematodes
13. Suppression of plant defences by nematodes
14. Other nematode effectors and evolutionary constraints
15. Disease resistance-genes and defense responses during incompatible interactions
16. The role of plant hormones in nematode feeding cell formation
17. Unravelling the plant cell cycle in nematode induced feeding sites
18. The plant cytoskeleton remodelling in nematode induced feeding sites
19. EST data and tools to support analysis
20. Water and nutrient transport in nematode feeding sites

Part IV - Applied aspects of molecular plant nematology: exploiting genomics for practical outputs
21. Molecular tools for diagnostics
22. Breeding for nematode resistance: use of genomic information
23. Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Towards Understanding Field Variation Through Molecular Mechanisms
24. Nematode resistant GM crops in industrialised and developing countries

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