Submitted to: Nematropica
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2007
Publication Date: 12/31/2007
Citation: Noel, G.R. 2007. Biological Control of Nematodes with Bacteria [abstract]. Nematropica. October 28 - November 2, 2007 Carlos Villa Paz, Argentina. 37:176. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Biological control of nematodes is receiving increased attention as environmental considerations with the use of nematicides have increased in importance and their high cost prohibits use on many crops. In addition, nematode resistant cultivars are not available for many crops and resistance that is available often is not durable. Fungi and bacteria as biological control agents of nematodes have been studied more than other organisms with fungi receiving more attention than bacteria. Current knowledge of endophytic bacteria and rhizosphere inhabiting ectoparasitic and endoparasitic bacteria and their modes of action, including induced resistance, toxins, and direct parasitism will be discussed.