African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849


Role of phytohormones (indol acetic acid, jasmonic acid, salcylic acid, and ethylene) in nematode-plant interactions

Degife Asefa Zebire
  • Degife Asefa Zebire
  • Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural Science, Arba Minch University, P. O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 27 May 2016
  •  Accepted: 09 August 2016
  •  Published: 11 May 2017


Plant parasitic nematodes are among the most destructive major pest of crop plants. Root knot nematode species and cyst nematodes are well studied species of nematode with various ranges of host. The common means of control for these pests mostly rely usually on use of chemicals like nematicides, which are environmentally unfriend and costly especially in large scale agricultural production systems. However, recent advances showed that there are other alternative strategies, such as development of resistant crop varieties and exploiting natural resistance genes of plants in conventional breeding programs. Molecular basis of biotechnological applications are also considered as an effective measure to control these pests. Many studies showed the existence of complex gene expression and hormone signaling for both compatible and incompatible interaction with the process of plant-nematode interaction. This review provides information on the overview of recent knowledges on the role of plant hormones mediating feeding site development through plant-parasitic nematodes and the role of phytohormones resistance against nematodes.


Key words: Plant parasitic nematode, phytohormones, nematode-plant interaction.