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Effectors of plant parasitic nematodes that re-program root cell development

Hassan, Samira; Behm, Carolyn; Mathesius, Ulrike

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Plant parasitic nematodes infect the roots of a wide range of host plants. Migratory endo- or ectoparasites feed off the roots temporarily, but sedentary endoparasites are biotrophic parasites that invade roots and establish a permanent feeding site by re-directing root cell development. Feeding sites develop after injection of nematode effectors into plant cells through a stylet. In this review, we concentrate on several recently-identified effectors and discuss their possible functions in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31187
Source: Functional Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1071/FP10112

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