Perspectives in Sustainable Nematode Management Through Pochonia chlamydosporia Applications for Root and Rhizosphere Health

  • Rosa H. Manzanilla-López
  • Luis V.  Lopez-Llorca

Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction and Systematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ken Evans, Rosa H. Manzanilla-López, Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
      Pages 3-19
    3. Harry C. Evans, Paul M. Kirk
      Pages 21-43
  3. Bionomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Rosa H. Manzanilla-López, Ivânia Esteves, Jean Devonshire
      Pages 47-76
    3. Thalita S. Avelar Monteiro, Everaldo A. Lopes, Harry C. Evans, Leandro Grassi de Freitas
      Pages 77-96
  4. -Omics and Other Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Aurelio Ciancio, Isabella Pentimone, Mariantonietta Colagiero, Laura Rosso
      Pages 99-109
    3. Nuria Escudero, Sonia Gómez-Vidal, Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
      Pages 111-129
    4. Nuria Escudero, Frutos Marhuenda-Egea, Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
      Pages 169-181
    5. Federico Lopez-Moya, Nuria Escudero, Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
      Pages 197-207
  5. Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Rosa Navarrete-Maya, Ivânia Esteves, Rosa H. Manzanilla-López
      Pages 211-233
    3. Ivânia Esteves, Rosa Navarrete-Maya, Rosa H. Manzanilla-López
      Pages 235-270
    4. María Gabriela Medina-Canales, Aída V. Rodríguez-Tovar
      Pages 271-292
  6. Practical Approaches and Management Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Maria Clara Vieira dos Santos, Isabel Abrantes, Rosane H. C. Curtis
      Pages 295-309
    3. Leopoldo Hidalgo-Díaz, Francisco Franco-Navarro, Leandro Grassi de Freitas
      Pages 311-342
  7. Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Rosa H. Manzanilla-López, Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
      Pages 387-402
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 403-411

About this book


 Pochonia chlamydosporia, a cosmopolitan fungus occurring in soils as a saprophyte yet capable of colonizing the rhizosphere of crops as an endophyte and behaving as a parasite of eggs of plant-parasitic nematodes, has been the subject of great interest largely because of its potential as a biological control agent of cyst and root-knot nematodes. This volume reviews the current knowledge available on the fungus. The book is divided into six sections containing 18 chapters, starting with a historical background chapter, followed by 16 chapters, each contributed by experts, concerning those key aspects necessary to work with this biocontrol agent in a multidisciplinary treatise. Topics covered include systematics, biology, nematode-fungus interactions, nematode management strategies, secondary metabolites, and other methods including more novel research areas such as molecular, –omics, plant growth enhancement and endophytic abilities of P. chlamydosporia. The final chapter deals with the future perspectives of P. chlamydosporia research.The book is aimed at researchers, professionals, practitioners, and graduate or undergraduate students involved in both basic and applied studies, as well as in activities dealing with biocontrol agents of plant-parasitic nematodes, helminths, crop protection and integrated pest management. It concentrates on fundamental aspects, and the evolution, of nematophagous fungi.


Endophytic fungi fungal enzymes nematode management nematophagous fungi suppressive soils

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosa H. Manzanilla-López
    • 1
  • Luis V.  Lopez-Llorca
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Desarrollo de Productos Bióticos (Visiting Professor)Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CEPROBI)YautepecMexico
  2. 2.Department of Marine Sciences and Applied BiologyUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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