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Solanoeclepin B, a hatching factor for potato cyst nematode

Joint Press release (in Japanese) by Kobe University, Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, NARO, Hokkaido University, and JST

The potato cyst nematode (PCN) causes extensive crop losses worldwide. Because the hatching of PCN requires host-derived molecules known as hatching factors (HFs), regulating HF production in host plants may help to control this harmful pest. Solanoeclepin A (SEA), isolated from potato, is the most active HF for PCN; however, its biosynthesis is completely unknown. We discovered a HF called solanoeclepin B (SEB) from potato and tomato root exudates and showed that ……

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“Solanoeclepin B, a hatching factor for potato cyst nematode”
Kosuke Shimizu, Ryota Akiyama, Yuya Okamura, Chihiro Ogawa, Yuki Masuda, Itaru Sakata, Bunta Watanabe, Yukihiro Sugimoto, Atsuhiko Kushida, Keiji Tanino, Masaharu Mizutani