Fungal communities associated with Heterodera glycines and their potential in biological control: A current update

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Abstract

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most important pest on soybean, a major crop worldwide. The SCN is considered both parasitic and pathogenic as it derives nutrition from the host and manipulates host physiology to do so. Currently, there are no commercially available chemicals that are specific, environmentally safe and cost effective to control SCN levels. Crop rotation, use of host resistance and other cultural practices remain the main management strategies. The need for bioprospecting other methods of controlling SCN is paramount, and fungi show promise in that respect. Several studies have evaluated fungi and fungal products as biocontrol options against plant-parasitic nematodes. This review discusses fungal genera isolated from the SCN with potential for use as biocontrol agents and the effects of their secondary metabolites on various stages of SCN development. The review also summarizes efforts to control SCN using soil amendments that could potentially impact fungal communities in the soil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2020-22
JournalJournal of Nematology
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Biocontrol
  • Biological control
  • Fungal metabolites
  • Fungi
  • Heterodera glycines
  • Heterodera spp
  • Mycobiome
  • Review
  • SCN
  • Soybean cyst nematode

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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