Nematodes are serious problem, parasitizing plants and impairing the yields of various plant species, especially in tropical countries. Control of these organisms is complex and usually demands integrated management practices. One strategy that has attracted the interest of researchers is the use of resistance inducers. Resistance inducers or elicitors can take the form of a chemical compound or a live organism, whose function is to activate the plant’s defense mechanisms. The last few years have seen numerous researches in search of efficient phytonematode resistance inducers. The aim of this review is to present some of the results of this work, indicating its potential and limitations.
Key words: Elicitors, management, phytonematode, resistance.
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