Plant Cues and Factors Influencing the Behaviour of Beneficial Nematodes as a Belowground Indirect Defense

Jared Gregory Ali, Elizabeth Davidson-Lowe

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Abstract

Plant signals play diverse roles to the many organisms that surround them. One facet of this is their ability to manipulate organisms in a manner that protects them or harms herbivores that feed on them. This relationship has more recently been recognized to occur belowground. Here, we discuss these belowground interactions, techniques and findings, focussing on entomopathogenic nematodes and soil nematode chemotaxis in response to plant root cues and potential implications for agroecosystems and fundamental concepts in ecological trophic cascades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Microbe Interactions, 2015
EditorsJanine Sherrier, Harsh Bais
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Pages191-214
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780124201163
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Botanical Research
Volume75
ISSN (Print)0065-2296

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science

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Ali, J. G., & Davidson-Lowe, E. (2015). Plant Cues and Factors Influencing the Behaviour of Beneficial Nematodes as a Belowground Indirect Defense. In J. Sherrier, & H. Bais (Eds.), Plant Microbe Interactions, 2015 (pp. 191-214). (Advances in Botanical Research; Vol. 75). Academic Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.abr.2015.08.003