Pasteuria spp. as Biocontrol Agent against Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: An Overview

Gitanjali Devi *

Department of Nematology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Plant-parasitic nematodes are important threat to agricultural crops. Management through biological control agents like endoparasitic bacteria, Pasteuria spp. has shown great promise. They occur worldwide and have been reported from a wide range of environment.A comprehensive understanding of the biology of Pasteuria spp. and their mechanism underlying nematode disease suppression may help to develop useful biocontrol agent against plant-parasitic nematodes. This review gives an account of the morphology, biology, parasitic mechanisms of Pasteuria spp and their potential uses.

Keywords: Plant-parasitic nematodes, endoparasitic nematodes, biological control, Pasteuria spp, biology and parasitism

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Devi , G. (2023). Pasteuria spp. as Biocontrol Agent against Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: An Overview. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 35(20), 134–144.


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