Effect of Soybean Cyst Nematodes on Soybean Gene Expression
Soybean Cyst Nematodes are a recurring parasite that can drastically afflict yield. Further understanding of the interaction between the pest and its soybean host is essential to working towards increased plant resistance. Utilizing current molecular biology techniques, the plant response to parasitical exposure was analyzed, focusing on the effect on gene expression due to the presence and damage caused by the nematode, homozygous screening and western blot was also used to determine the genetic change in the samples. Through observing the stages of growth of the plant in conjunction with exposure to nematodes, affected phenotype of the plant samples was also observed in progressive stages.