Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research
Project Number: 2092-21220-001-05
Start Date: Sep 13, 2011
End Date: Sep 12, 2016
Gene products that are expressed and secreted by the nematode will be traced back to their genes. Interfering RNA's directed at thwarting these genes will be inserted in the plant in expression cassettes. When a nematode invades and starts to change the cellular environment of the root to suit its developmental and reproductive needs, one or more of the genes behind this process will be partially or completely nullified leading to nematode developmental and reproductive failure.