Enhancing capacity for nematode management in small-scale banana cropping systems

submitted by: UP Los Baños
Report on the survey and collection of banana cultivars resistant to nematodes in small-scale cropping systems. Occurence and population of nematodes in the bananas were studied while varieties resistant to nematodes, particularly of Radopholus similis and Meloidogyne spp. The banana's resistance reaction were validated under farmer's field condition. Dr. Felipe S. Dela Cruz Dr. Teodora O. Dizon Crop Science Cluster College of Agriculture University of the Philippines Los Baños...

Bacillus thuringiensis Cry5B Protein Is Highly Efficacious as a Single-Dose Therapy against an Intestinal Roundworm Infection in

submitted by: raroian
Latest research from UCSD on new, powerful cure against intestinal parasitic roundworms (soil transmitted helminths) like hookworms, whipworms, and Ascaris. These parasites infect 2 billion of the poorest peoples and are a leading source of disease burden in school-aged children. The world has virtually ignored the issues of less than adequate drugs and emerging parasite resistance. Here we turn to an organic solution, natural soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein (Cry5B)....

The New Anthelmintic Tribendimidine is an L-type (Levamisole and Pyrantel) Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist

submitted by: raroian
Background Intestinal parasitic nematodes such as hookworms, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Trichuris trichiura are amongst most prevalent tropical parasites in the world today. Although these parasites cause a tremendous disease burden, we have very few anthelmintic drugs with which to treat them. In the past three decades only one new anthelmintic, tribendimidine, has been developed and taken into human clinical trials. Studies show that tribendimidine is safe and has good clinical...
Authors: Yan Hu, Shu-Hua Xiao, Raffi V. Aroian