African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578


Induced resistance in the nematodes control

Claudia Regina Dias-Arieira1*, Simone de Melo Santana-Gomes1, Heriksen Higashi Puerari1, Lais Fernanda Fontana1, Lilianne Martins Ribeiro1 and Danielle Mattei2
1State University of Maringa, Post-Graduate Studies in Agronomics, Avenida Colombo, no 5790 - CEP: 87020-900, Maringa, PR, Brazil. 2Department of Agronomic Sciences, State University of Maringa, Avenida Colombo, no 5790 - CEP: 87020-900, Maringa, PR, Brazil.   
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 March 2013
  •  Published: 29 May 2013


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.