|Peptides in plant-parasitic nematodes|
Dr. Masler's interest in the peptides in plant-parasitic nematodes.
Biologically active peptides regulate key physiological events in animal development, growth and reproduction. We are examining a family of peptides in H. glycines that is associated with the control of muscular activity. Interference with the action of these peptides will disrupt muscular coordination and cause loss of normal functions such as egg laying, feeding, hatching and locomotion.