Submitted to: Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 2, 2008
Publication Date: April 6, 2008
Citation: Skantar, A.M., Carta, L.K., Handoo, Z.A., Chitwood, D.J. 2008. Molecular analysis of plant-parasitic nematodes [abstract]. Abstracts, Plant Parasitic Nematodes: Biodiversity, Study, Collections. p. 19-20. Technical Abstract: In addition to traditional morphology-based taxonomic approaches, molecular methods are often required to confirm diagnoses or to establish phylogenetic relationships among plant-parasitic nematodes. Current challenges, including limitations of existing methods, and new research directions will be discussed within the context of recent diagnostic activities involving Globodera, Meloidogyne, Heterodera, and Pratylenchus spp. Molecular approaches used to study development, hatching, and stress responses in plant-parasitic nematodes will also be presented.