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Title: Interspecific communication between pinewood nematode, its insect vector, and associated microbes
Authors: Zhao, Lilin
Mota, Manuel
Vieira, Paulo
Butcher, Rebecca
Sun, Jianghua
Editors: Butcher, R.A
Keywords: insect vetor
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: Pine wilt disease (PWD) is perhaps the most serious threat to pine forests worldwide. The causative agent of PWD, the pinewood nematode (PWN), engages in a symbiotic partnership with its insect vector, the Mono- chamus beetle, as well as associated bacteria and ophiostomatoid fungi, in order to successfully infect and kill its host pine tree. This review focuses on the interspecific communication between PWN and its as- sociated partners, and the potential role of this commu- nication in promoting pathogenicity and invasiveness of PWN. We describe the chemical and molecular signals positively influencing the survival, reproduction, and spread of PWN. Knowledge of these signals could po- tentially be used to interfere with the proliferation and dispersal of PWN.
Type: article
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