Functional Characterization of Core Regulatory Genes Involved in Sporulation of the Nematophagous Fungus Purpureocillium lavendulum Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Plant-parasitic nematodes cause serious damage to crops throughout the world. Purpureocillium lavendulum is a nematophagous fungus which is a natural enemy of nematodes and a potential biocontrol agent against plant-parasitic nematodes. The conidia play an important role during infection of nematodes. In this study, we identified and characterized genes involved in regulating asexual development of P. lavendulum . We found that these genes not only regulate conidiation but also influence secondary-metabolite production. This work provides a basis for future studies of fungus-nematode interactions and nematode biocontrol.


  • Chen, Mi
  • Yang, He-Yu
  • Cao, Yan-Ru
  • Hui, Quan-Quan
  • Fan, Hai-Feng
  • Zhang, Chen-Chen
  • Han, Jing-Jing
  • Guo, Zhi-Yi
  • Xu, Jianping
  • Zhang, Ke-Qin
  • Liang, Lian-Ming

publication date

  • October 28, 2020