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Root-knot nematodes.

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This book provides an overview (chapter 1) of the general biology, ecology and economic importance of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.), and covers in detail the following: general morphology (chapter 2); taxonomy, identification and principal species (chapter 3); biochemical and molecular identification (chapter 4); molecular taxonomy and phylogeny (chapter 5); hatch and host location (chapt...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 119)

Molecular taxonomy and phylogeny.

This chapter summarizes early and contemporary research on the molecular systematics of Meloidogyne species. The history of the reconstruction of Meloidogyne phylogenetic history and tools used to study molecular phylogenetics (nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences, orthologous nuclear genes and mitochondrial DNA) are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Meloidogyne species - a diverse group of novel and important plant parasites. Author(s): Moens, M. Perry, R. N. Starr, J. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) General morphology. Author(s): Eisenback, J. D. Hunt, D. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 55) Taxonomy, identification and principal species. Author(s): Hunt, D. J. Handoo, Z. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 98) Biochemical and molecular identification. Author(s): Blok, V. C. Powers, T. O.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 139) Hatch and host location. Author(s): Curtis, R. H. C. Robinson, A. F. Perry, R. N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 163) Invasion, feeding and development. Author(s): Abad, P. Castagnone-Sereno, P. Rosso, M. N. Engler, J. de A. Favery, B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 182) Reproduction, physiology and biochemistry. Author(s): Chitwood, D. J. Perry, R. N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 201) Survival mechanisms. Author(s): Evans, A. A. F. Perry, R. N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 223) Interactions with other pathogens. Author(s): Manzanilla-López, R. H. Starr, J. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 246) Population dynamics and damage levels. Author(s): Greco, N. Vito, M. di
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 275) Sampling root-knot nematodes. Author(s): Duncan, L. W. Phillips, M. S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 301) Mechanisms and genetics of resistance. Author(s): Williamson, V. M. Roberts, P. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 326) Development of resistant varieties. Author(s): Starr, J. L. Mercer, C. F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 338) Plant biotechnology and control. Author(s): Atkinson, H. J. Urwin, P. E. Hussey, R. S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 363) The complete sequence of the genomes of Meloidogyne incognita and Meloidogyne hapla. Author(s): Abad, P. Opperman, C. H.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 380) Biological control using microbial pathogens, endophytes and antagonists. Author(s): Hallmann, J. Davies, K. G. Sikora, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 412) Current and future management strategies in intensive crop production systems. Author(s): Nyczepir, A. P. Thomas, S. H.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 444) Current and future management strategies in resource-poor farming. Author(s): Coyne, D. L. Fourie, H. H. Moens, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934927
  • Record Number
  • 20093330185