Meloidogyne graminicola is responsible for production losses in rice (Oryza sativa) in Asia and Latin America. Petitot et al. assess the cytological and molecular mechanisms underlying nematode resistance identified in African rice (Oryza glaberrima).
Rice resistance responses act at several steps along the nematode life-cycle to limit penetration and feeding site development, preventing efficient nematode reproduction. This study provides a novel set of candidate genes for O. glaberrima resistance to nematodes.
This paper is part of the Annals of Botany Special Issue on Plant Immunity. It will be free access till June 2017 and after April 2018.
Petitot, A.-S., Kyndt, T., Haidar, R., Dereeper, A., Collin, M., de Almeida Engler, J., … Fernandez, D. (2017). Transcriptomic and histological responses of African rice (Oryza glaberrima) to Meloidogyne graminicola provide new insights into root-knot nematode resistance in monocots. Annals of Botany, 119(5), 885–899. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcw256