Searching for nematode effectors important in the interaction between the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola and rice

01 October 2010 → 30 April 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
rice plant-parasitic nematode effector
Project description

Plant pathogens are capable of influencing their host plant by so-called effector proteins. In this project we do research on rice and the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola. The goal is to identify nematode effector genes that are necessary for a successful infection. This will hopefully identify possible targets for a sustainable control of the parasite.