Fundamental analysis of nematode-induced plant response

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Public health care
    • Public health services
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Scientific computing
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
rice nematode infection RNA-Seq Hirschmanniella oryzae transcriptome profiling
Project description

In this project the plant response in rice upon nematode infection will be analysed using RNA-seq, an ultramodern transcriptome profiling method. Rice, a model organism for monocots and a very important crop, is infected with both the sedentary root knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola and the migratory nematode Hirschmanniella oryzae. Gene expression after infection was analyzed and currently the data is thoroughly analyzed and interpreted.