Applied nematology articles

Development of a decision support system for managing
Heterodera schahtii in sugar beet production
Nematology article on the development of a decision support system by Swedish researchers to avoid risk of infestation and yield loss due to sugar beet cyst nematodes.

New University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette brings research on soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management to Missouri; Article on a new plant pathologist with focus on SCN at the University of Missouri and her vision: SCN research at Univerity of Missouri

Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Reconsidered; L. Niblack (2015), “Plant disease”
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Article on soybean cyst life cycle, disease, disease scouting and management options.

SCN Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Guide;T. L. Niblack and G. L. Tylka (2012)
Guide on the management of soybean cyst nematodes for the United States.

Basic research articles

Signaling and host identification

The genome of the soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) reveals complex patterns of duplications involved in the evolution of parasitism genes; R. Masonbrink, T. R. Maier, U. Muppirala, A. S. Seetharam, E. Lord, P. S. Juvale, J. Schmutz, N. T. Johnson, D. Korkin, M. G. Mitchum, B. Mimee, S. E. van den Akker, M. Hudson, A. J. Severin, T. J. Baum (2019)

BMC Genomics

Ethylene response pathway modulates attractiveness of plant roots to soybean cyst nematode Heterodera glycines; Y. Hu, J. You, C. Li, V. Williamson and C. Wang (2017)
“Nature/scientific reports”
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Article on the effect of an active ethylene signaling pathway on the root attractiveness to SCN.

The genome of the yellow potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, reveals insights into the basis of parasitism and virulence; S. Eves-van den Akker, D. R. Laetsch, P. Thorpe and C. J. Lilley (2016)
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Summary of the findings at “Seedquest”:
Interesting article on the toolkit of potato cyst nematodes to invade the plant. This international research collaboration was led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Identification of cyst nematode B-type CLE peptides and modulation of the vascular stem cell pathway for feeding cell formation; X. Guo, J. Wang, M. Gardner, H. Fukuda, Y. Kondo, J. P. Etchells, X. Wang and M. Goellner Mitchum (2017)
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Summary article on “Seedquest”:
Soybean cyst nematodes use effector proteins delivered into host cells through a stylet, to mimic plant signals inducing procambial meristem cell proliferation. The research group observed activation in developing feeding sites and reduced nematode infection when these genes were knocked out. Exogenous treatment with both peptides induced massive cell proliferation in wild type roots, suggesting that the two types of peptides may regulate cell proliferation during feeding site formation. These findings highlight an important role of the procambial cell proliferation pathway in cyst nematode feeding site formation.


Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Guide; G. L. Tylka (2012), Second Edition
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The Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Guide was first published and distributed by the Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association in 2008. The durable, pocket-sized book contains information about the biology of the nematode, as well as scouting methods, management strategies, disease interactions and the HG type test.
A revised, second edition of the Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Guide is now available.