01 October 2020 → 30 September 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
- Plant immunology
Engineering and technology
- Biological control
Agricultural and food sciences
- Agricultural plant protection
plant defence Oryza sativa Meloidogyne spp.
Rice production is affected by different pathogens and pests, including nematodes. In this study we will characterize the incidence, diversity and virulence of Meloidogyne graminicola in Bangladesh. The efficacy of induced plant resistance by piperonylic acid and dehydroascorbate will be evaluated under agronomic conditions in Bangladesh. A detailed molecular investigation of their mode-of-action will be executed in Belgium.