Project: Establishment of monoxenic cultures of Heterodera avenae and Heterodera zeae for mass propagation, nematode plant interactions studies and identification of nematicidal proteins.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-94 – 31-DEC-99
- In order to develop successful management strategies against wheat (H.avenae) and maize (H.zeae) cyst nematodes, it is attempted to establish both nematodes on root cultures. This will allow in vitro storage of stock cultures and mass propagation, and in vivo observations on nematode plant interactions. Identification of nematicidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis and other micro organisms is also attempted.