Guest editors: Christelle Robinet, INRAE, and Géraldine Roux-Morabito, Université d'Orléans
The pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, is an important threat to pine trees together with its insect vector (Monochamus spp.). To understand the susceptibility of pine trees requires multidisciplinary approaches gathering experts in nematology, entomology, tree resistance, ecology, genetics and modelling. So far, keys for eradicating the pine wood nematode are missing but ongoing researches provide new insights in this complex mechanism that could help refining the management strategy and improving its effectiveness.
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