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Record number 541185
Title Changes in root architecture of Arabidopsis thaliana induced by the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii
Author(s) Willig, J.; Sonneveld, Devon; Sterken, M.G.; Lozano Torres, J.L.; Goverse, A.; Bakker, J.; Smant, G.
Event ESN Conference 2018, Ghent, 2018-09-09/2018-09-13
Department(s) Laboratory of Nematology
EPS
PE&RC
Publication type Poster (scientific)
Publication year 2018
Abstract Low levels of infection by cyst nematodes on some resistant crop varieties result in significant loss in yield, while other heavily infected varieties show hardly any symptoms at all. This difference in responses suggests that some plants tolerate biotic stress by plant parasitic nematodes better than others. The objective of our current research is to investigate whether Arabidopsis thaliana can be used to unravel the genetic architecture and molecular mechanisms underlying differences in tolerance to plant parasitic nematodes in plants. To this end we first looked at changes in root architecture upon inoculation with increasing numbers of the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii. This revealed how plants could compensate for damage induced by cyst nematodes in roots at low inoculation densities. Altogether, our data may demonstrate if Arabidopsis can be used as a model to study tolerance to cyst nematodes in plants.
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