The genome of the yellow potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis reveals insights into the basis of parasitism and virulence

Sebastian Eves-van den Akker (Lead / Corresponding author), Dominik R. Laetsch, Peter Thorpe, Catherine J. Lilley, Etienne G. J. Danchin, Martine Da Rocha, Corinne Rancurel, Nancy E. Holroyd, James Cotton, Amir Szitenberg, Eric Grenier, Josselin Montarry, Benjamin Mimee, Marc-Olivier Duceppe, Ian Boyes, Jessica M.C. Marvin, Laura M. Jones, Hazijah B. Yusup, Joel Lafond-Lapalme, Magali EsquibetMichael Sabeh, Michael Rott, Hein Overmars, Anna Finkers-Tomczak, Geert Smant, Georgios Koutsovoulos, Vivian Blok, Sophie Mantelin, Peter J. A. Cock, Wendy Phillips, Bernard Henrissat, Peter E. Urwin, Mark Blaxter, John T. Jones

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The yellow potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, is a devastating plant pathogen of global economic importance. This biotrophic parasite secretes effectors from pharyngeal glands, some of which were acquired by horizontal gene transfer, to manipulate host processes and promote parasitism. G. rostochiensis is classified into pathotypes with different plant resistance-breaking phenotypes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number124
Number of pages23
JournalGenome Biology
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2016


  • Plant-parasitic nematode
  • Genome sequence
  • Virulence
  • Effectors
  • Horizontal gene transfer

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