The Fight against Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Current Status of Bacterial and Fungal Biocontrol Agents

David Pires, Cláudia S.L. Vicente, Esther Menéndez, Jorge M.S. Faria, Leidy Rusinque, Maria J. Camacho, Maria L. Inácio

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Abstract

Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs) are among the most notorious and underrated threats to food security and plant health worldwide, compromising crop yields and causing billions of dollars of losses annually. Chemical control strategies rely heavily on synthetic chemical nematicides to reduce PPN population densities, but their use is being progressively restricted due to environmental and human health concerns, so alternative control methods are urgently needed. Here, we review the potential of bacterial and fungal agents to suppress the most important PPNs, namely Aphelenchoides besseyi, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Ditylenchus dipsaci, Globodera spp., Heterodera spp., Meloidogyne spp., Nacobbus aberrans, Pratylenchus spp., Radopholus similis, Rotylenchulus reniformis, and Xiphinema index.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1178
JournalPathogens
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • bacteria
  • biological control
  • bionematicides
  • cyst nematodes
  • nematophagous fungi
  • pinewood nematode
  • root-knot nematodes
  • root-lesion nematodes

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