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Nematology: terra incognita no more

The genome sequence of the plant-parasitic roundworm Meloidogyne incognita opens new avenues to boosting food production.

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Figure 1: Three hypothesized evolutionary events shaped the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita genome.

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J.P.M. is an employee of Divergence, Inc., a company that develops products for the control of parasites including root-knot nematode.

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McCarter, J. Nematology: terra incognita no more. Nat Biotechnol 26, 882–884 (2008).

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