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Department of Plant Sciences


Research group


Research overview

Plant parasitic nematodes cause a great deal of damage to global agriculture each year. Some of these parasites can convert normal plant root tissue into a feeding site, which drains plant resources and under heavy burden can lead to plant death. A viable approach for genetic modification to study these plant-parasitic nematodes is a crucial step in understanding how genes function in the parasites. The goal of this project is to develop a reliable GM method for the plant-parasitic nematodes which could help to understand more about gene function in these parasites. For any questions or suggestions regarding this project feel free to contact me via email.
Postgraduate Student
Mr Olaf  Kranse

Contact Details

Email address: 
Crop Science Centre,
Lawrence Weaver Road,
01223 342200