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Molecular Basis of Soybean Resistance to Soybean Aphids and Soybean Cyst Nematodes

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Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
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Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
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Plants 2019, 8(10), 374; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8100374
Received: 26 June 2019 / Revised: 5 September 2019 / Accepted: 17 September 2019 / Published: 26 September 2019
Soybean aphid (SBA; Aphis glycines Matsumura) and soybean cyst nematode (SCN; Heterodera glycines Ichninohe) are major pests of the soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr.). Substantial progress has been made in identifying the genetic basis of limiting these pests in both model and non-model plant systems. Classical linkage mapping and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified major and minor quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in soybean. Studies on interactions of SBA and SCN effectors with host proteins have identified molecular cues in various signaling pathways, including those involved in plant disease resistance and phytohormone regulations. In this paper, we review the molecular basis of soybean resistance to SBA and SCN, and we provide a synthesis of recent studies of soybean QTLs/genes that could mitigate the effects of virulent SBA and SCN populations. We also review relevant studies of aphid–nematode interactions, particularly in the soybean–SBA–SCN system. View Full-Text
Keywords: α-SNAP; effectors; GmPAD4; GmSHMT08; induced susceptibility; Rag genes; Rhg genes; soybean pest resistance α-SNAP; effectors; GmPAD4; GmSHMT08; induced susceptibility; Rag genes; Rhg genes; soybean pest resistance
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Neupane, S.; Purintun, J.M.; Mathew, F.M.; Varenhorst, A.J.; Nepal, M.P. Molecular Basis of Soybean Resistance to Soybean Aphids and Soybean Cyst Nematodes. Plants 2019, 8, 374.

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