Compositions and Methods Using RNA Interference Targeting MTHFR-Like Genes for Control of Nematodes
The present invention concerns double stranded RNA compositions and transgenic plants capable of inhibiting expression of genes essential to establishing or maintaining nematode infestation in a plant, and methods associated therewith. Specifically, the invention relates to the use of RNA interference to inhibit expression of a target plant gene, which is an MTHFR-like gene, and relates to the generation of plants that have increased resistance to parasitic nematodes.