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Record number 400912
Title Plants producing pyrrolizidine alkaloids: sustainable tools for nematode management?
Author(s) Thoden, T.C.; Boppre, M.
Source Nematology 12 (2010)1. - ISSN 1388-5545 - p. 1 - 24.
Department(s) Team Bodemkwaliteit
PPO AGV Team Bodemkwaliteit
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) root-knot nematode - chinese herbal remedies - meloidogyne-incognita - parasitic nematodes - host-range - cover crops - population-density - pratylenchus-penetrans - ageratum-houstonianum - nematocidal activity
Abstract 1,2-dehydropyrrolizidine ester alkaloids (pyrrolizidine alkaloids; PAs) are a class of secondary plant metabolites found in hundreds of plant species. In vitro, PAs are known to affect plant-parasitic nematodes. Thus, PA-producing plants might be used in nematode management. So far, however, Crotalaria is the only PA-producing plant that has been used for nematode control. Consequently, we reviewed the literature on other PA plants and their effects on nematodes. This included the analysis of in vitro experiments with PA plant extracts, host tests with PA plants, as well as experiments in which PA-producing plants were used as different types of soil amendments (mulch, in situ mulching, extracts). Our results clearly show that, in addition to Crotalaria, certain other PA-producing plant species have the potential to be used in sustainable nematode management. This is especially true for management of sedentary endoparasitic nematode species. Promising applications include the use of PA plant extracts and mulches, as well as the use of PA plants for in situ mulching.
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