EXCALIBUR’s activities were elaborated in the PhD thesis of Nik Susič from Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
EXCALIBUR’s activities were elaborated in the PhD thesis of Nik Susič from one of Excalibur’s partners – Agricultural Institute of Slovenia.
The doctoral thesis title is ‘The use of advanced technologies for integrated management of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp., Nematoda: Heteroderidae).
Nik determined full genome sequence of two Bacillus strains with nematicidal and plant growth promoting abilities. He also determined a wide array of putative virulence factors responsible for nematicidal effect.
Photo of a tomato plant: left is a healthy plant, right – a root-knot nematode infested plant with galls on the roots and clorosis on the above ground part of the plant.