Interspecific and host-related gene expression patterns in nematode-trapping fungi.

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Nematode-trapping fungi are soil-living fungi that capture and kill nematodes using special hyphal structures called traps. They display a large diversity of trapping mechanisms and differ in their host preferences. To provide insights into the genetic basis for this variation, we compared the transcriptome expressed by three species of nematode-trapping fungi (Arthrobotrys oligospora, Monacrosporium cionopagum and Arthrobotrys dactyloides, which use adhesive nets, adhesive branches or constricting rings, respectively, to trap nematodes) during infection of two different plant-pathogenic nematode hosts (the root knot nematode Meloidogyne hapla and the sugar beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii).

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  • Genetics
Original languageEnglish
Article number968
JournalBMC Genomics
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes