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Parasitic worms hijack key plant protein to build their nest

Baral, Anirban


Parasitic nematode worms infect a variety of crop plants worldwide. Roots infected by these worms start to look rather unsavory-with knot like tumors (galls) developing all over them. At the core of each gall, a worm matures and lays its eggs. Olmo et al. (2018) looked into the developmental reprogramming that leads to gall formation and found an Arabidopsis protein to be a necessary component in this process.

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Physiologia Plantarum
2019, Volume: 165, number: 1, pages: 2-3
Publisher: WILEY

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    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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