Euphresco project: Population diversity of potato cyst nematode
Potato cyst nematodes (or PCN) are soil dwelling roundworms that feed on the roots of potato plants. PCN can affect the growth of the plant and at high enough densities causes extensive root damage and even death.
The aims of this project are twofold. First, to develop a molecular method that can differentiate between populations of G. pallida collected across Europe. Second, to assess the pathogenicity of these populations by assessing their ability to overcome the resistance available in commercial potato varieties.
Read more on the Euphresco website.