Contents

Part I Introductory Chapters

1 Introduction to Plant-Parasitic Nematodes; Modes of Parasitism 3

Roland N. Perry and Maurice Moens

2 Current Nematode Threats to World Agriculture 21

J. M. Nicol, S. J. Turner, D. L. Coyne, L. den Nijs, S. Hockland and Z. Tahna Maafi

3 Phylogeny and Evolution of Nematodes 45

Wim Bert, Gerrit Karssen and Johannes Helder

4 Cyst Nematodes and Syncytia 61

Miroslaw Sobczak and Wladyslaw Golinowski

5 Root-knot Nematodes and Giant Cells 83

Michael G. K. Jones and Derek B. Goto

Part II Resources for Functional Analysis of Plant-Nematode Interactions

6 Genome Analysis of Plant Parasitic Nematodes 103

Pierre Abad and James P. McCarter

7 Transcriptomes of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes 119

Joachim Jacob and Makedonka Mitreva

8 Arabidopsis as a Tool for the Study of Plant-Nematode

Interactions 139

Godelieve Gheysen and Carmen Fenoll xill

9 Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of the Plant

Response to Nematode Infection 157

Carolina Escobar, Sigal Brown and Melissa G. Mitchum

10 C. elegans as a Resource for Studies on Plant

Parasitic Nematodes 175

Laura M. Jones, Carla De Giorgi and Peter E. Urwin

11 Parallels Between Plant and Animal Parasitic Nematodes 221

Aaron G. Maule and Rosane Curtis

Part III Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology of Plant-Nematode Interactions

12 Degradation of the Plant Cell Wall by Nematodes 255

Eric L. Davis, Annelies Haegeman and Taisei Kikuchi

13 Suppression of Plant Defences by Nematodes 273

Geert Smant and John Jones

14 Other Nematode Effectors and Evolutionary Constraints 287

Marie-Noƫlle Rosso and Eric Grenier

15 Disease Resistance-Genes and Defense Responses During Incompatible Interactions 309

Isgouhi Kaloshian, Olivia J. Desmond and Hagop S. Atamian

16 The Role of Plant Hormones in Nematode Feeding

Cell Formation 325

Aska Goverse and David Bird

17 Unravelling the Plant Cell Cycle in Nematode Induced

Feeding Sites 349

Janice de Almeida Engler, Gilbert Engler and Godelieve Gheysen

18 The Plant Cytoskeleton Remodelling in Nematode Induced

Feeding Sites 369

Janice de Almeida Engler and Bruno Favery

19 Cell Wall Modifications Induced by Nematodes 395

Miroslaw Sobczak, Sylwia Fudali and Krzysztof Wieczorek

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