Project

Uncover diversity, barcoding and metabarcoding of plant-parasitic nematodes

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
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
taxonomy phylogeny plant-parasitic nematodes new species diagnostics barcodes COI gene DNA-metabarcoding
 
Project description

This PhD aims at studying diversity, biology and diagnostics of plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) around the world in light of their efficient management in agricultural fields. Comprehensively delimited species and newly described species will be linked to the most informative and efficient molecular barcodes. DNA-metabarcoding will be optimized for PPN, including a density estimation.