The Effect of Transgenic Endogenous Defense Elicitors in Arabidopsis on root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne incognita

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Title:
The Effect of Transgenic Endogenous Defense Elicitors in Arabidopsis on root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne incognita
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1 online resource (54 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Sekora, David
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Entomology and Nematology
Committee Chair:
MENGISTU,TESFAMARIAM M
Committee Co-Chair:
CROW,WILLIAM T
Committee Members:
HUFFAKER,ALISA

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sekora
Entomology and Nematology -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Entomology and Nematology thesis, M.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract:
The process of developing new forms of plant resistance to the nematode genera Meloidogyne is of great interest to the scientific community. This genus has a high degree of variation in host range, and it is a highly dangerous pest in the agricultural world. Many of the long-standing chemical control methods have been removed from the market due to environmental concerns. Genetic modification is an increasing trend in the attempt to find a method of controlling this harmful pest. In the genetically modified versions of Arabidopsis thaliana that have been tested, the plants have been altered to have either an enhanced or inhibited defense system based on modulation of peptide defense elicitors. The first of these elicitors, PROPEP1 is the precursor for AtPep1 a peptide derived from the leaves of Arabidopsis. When PROPEP1 is over expressed it causes an increased resistance in plant root tissue to Pythium irregulare, a root-rotting necrotroph. The purpose of this project was to test whether or not these elicitors have any affect on the infection capability of Meloidogyne incognita. This project was split into three experiments: i) a screening trial comparing nematode infection in the mutants against the wild type, ii) a time trial of the same test plants to monitor nematode development, and iii) monitoring the movement of the nematode juveniles in the presence of the root tissue.
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In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
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Includes vita.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by David Sekora.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: MENGISTU,TESFAMARIAM M.
Local:
Co-adviser: CROW,WILLIAM T.
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lcc - LD1780 2014
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UFE0046759:00001