Above- belowground interactions

Plant parasitic nematodes and foliar insect herbivores are spatially separated, but they can indirectly influence each other and the plant through systemic changes to the plant’s chemical defense strategies and nutrition. This plant-mediated interaction is the focus of Kayleigh Hauri‘s Ph.D. project. Her study system includes the root-knot nematode, Colorado potato beetle and potatoes and Kayleigh uses chemical ecological methods, such as head space analysis and Y-tube bioassays, to collect data.

Department of Entomology

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Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
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MSU AgBioResearch

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Dr. Zsofia Szendrei

Vegetable Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824