Submitted to: Biology and Management in Soybean Cyst Nematode
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 8, 2003
Publication Date: June 15, 2004
Citation: Noel, G.R. 2004. Response to infection. In: Schmitt, D.P., Wrather, A. Riggs, R., editors. Chap. 8. Pp. 131-151. Biology and Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode. 2nd Ed. Schmitt & Assoc.: Marceline, MO. 262 pp. Technical Abstract: The soybean cyst nematode causes a myriad of responses in the soybean once infection is initiated. Each infective second-stage juvenile initiates the production of a specialized feeding site known as a syncytium that is formed through a series of cytoplasmic and cellular aberrations to become a metabolic sink. The infection of roots by the nematode results in abnormal physiology of the shoots that affects photosynthesis and mineral nutrition. This review on the response of soybean to infection by soybean cyst nematode describes the cellular, histological, and physiological manifestations of the infection process.