Project

Evolution of plant-parasitism in nematodes: from early-branching patterns to speciation

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 October 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
Keywords
nematoda phylogeny database biogeography taxonomy
 
Project description

This project outlines a more complete and efficient characaterisation of plant-parasitic nematodes. A phylogenetic framework can reveal morphological, genetic, biogeographic and ecological patterns associated with plant-parasites. Furthermore, our integrated dataset will allow a theoretically sound and practically feasible delimitation of plant-parasitic nematode species.