Progress in Biological Control

Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes:

Building Coherence between Microbial Ecology and Molecular Mechanisms

Editors: Davies, Keith, Spiegel, Yitzhak (Eds.)

  • 1. First book on the topic in 20 years. 2. Multidisciplinary approach. 3. Contributions by leading authors in the field.
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Twenty years have elapsed since that last book was published dedicated to biological control of nematodes and to this day a robust commercially successful biological control agent for plant parasitic nematodes is not routinely used.  Soil supressive to plant nematodes is a well established phenomenon and yet we clearly do not understand the ecology of it sufficiently well to manipulated it in a way that we can predicatively control these important plant pests.  During the last 20 years there has also been a revolution in molecular biology and we now have many techniques available to us that were only just beginning to be developed when his original book was published. 

Traditional biological control scientists do not really have a clear understanding of what molecular biology can deliver and molecular biologists do not really understand the problems confronting biological control scientists.  It has become increasingly apparent that each of these groups needed to walk around in each others shoes for a while, so to speak, and try and get an understanding of where each other were coming from and what may or may not be possible.  The current volume focuses on a number of areas that are of importance in the area of plant parasitic nematode soil ecology, based on the multitrophic interactions between plant, nematodes and natural enemies, and also host parasite interactions, plant – nematode, nematode – natural enemy, that can now be dissected at the molecular level.  By bringing all these areas together within the covers of a single book we hoped to build cohesion between these disciplines and help understand what might be possible from the point of view of biological control.

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“Provides an overview of biological control systems and is a useful summary chapter with a realistic appraisal of various approaches. … Overall, it has been edited competently … . ‘the challenge for this book is how far the editors and chapters’ authors have achieved the objective of reviewing the biological control theme from new perspective’. On a superficial level of the book achieves this objective. … This book is ‘thought provoking’, in that it indicates ways forward that might enhance use of biological control agents.” (Roland N. Perry, Nematology, Vol. 14 (1), 2012)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: An Ecological Perspective, a Review of Progress and Opportunities for Further Research

    Stirling, Graham R.

    Pages 1-38

  • Microbial Ecology and Nematode Control in Natural Ecosystems

    Costa, Sofia R. (et al.)

    Pages 39-64

  • Microbial Interactions with Caenorhabditis elegans: Lessons from a Model Organism

    Gravato-Nobre, Maria J. (et al.)

    Pages 65-90

  • Exploiting Genomics to Understand the Interactions Between Root-Knot Nematodes and Pasteuria penetrans

    Schaff, Jenn E. (et al.)

    Pages 91-113

  • Plant Nematode Surfaces

    Curtis, Rosane H. C. (et al.)

    Pages 115-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes:
Book Subtitle
Building Coherence between Microbial Ecology and Molecular Mechanisms
Editors
  • Keith Davies
  • Yitzhak Spiegel
Series Title
Progress in Biological Control
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9648-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9648-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9647-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3664-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 314
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