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Monday, 06 October 2014 07:55

WG1: Functional genomics of plant parasitic nematodes.

The main objective of this Working Group will be to co-ordinate the development and application of tools for functional analysis of nematode genes.  Development of RNA interference and microarrays for plant parasitic nematodes will be priorities for this work area.  For more information see the MoU

WG Coordinator:


Dr Geert Smant
Wageningen University,
Binnenhaven 5,
6709 PD Wageningen,
The Netherlands

+31 317485254
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Dr. Geert Smant


WG2: Comparative genomics of plant parasitic nematodes

The main objective of this Working Group will be to exploit the potential added value offered by use of comparative genomics as genomic information for nematodes accumulates.  This WG will coordinate efforts in genome annotation in order to ensure that genome sequences are accessible to the community that aims to use them and will encourage comparative genomics of different plant parasitic nematodes as well as comparisons of plant parasitic nematodes with other plant pathogens and other (animal parasitic and free-living) nematodes.  Work using established model systems such as C. elegans and Arabidopsis thaliana will also fall into this WG.
For more information see the MoU

WG Coordinator:


Pierre Abad
National Institute for Agricultural Research,
Plant-Microbe Interactions and Plant Health,
Sophia Antipolis,
France

+33 4 92 38 64 02
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WG3: Functional genomics of plant responses


The main objectives of this Working Group will be analysis of the host response to nematode infection using genomics tools and the development of novel screens for germplasm carrying resistance loci using nematode avirulence effectors.  This work area will exploit microarrays for studies of plant-nematode interactions in the susceptible and resistant interaction and will coordinate efforts to identify nematode proteins that are recognised by resistant plants (avirulence effectors). 
For more information see the MoU

WG Coordinator:

Florian Grundler
University of Bonn

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Florian Grundler