23 October 2020

A new esophageal gland transcriptome reveals signatures of large scale de novo effector birth in the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans.

Vieira P, Shao J, Vijayapalani P, Maier TR, Pellegrin C, Eves-van den Akker S, Baum TJ, Nemchinov LG - BMC Biology, 2020


The root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans is a migratory plant-parasitic nematode responsible for economically important losses in a wide number of crops. Despite the importance of P. penetrans, the molecular mechanisms employed by this nematode to promote virulence remain largely unknown.

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