2020 Volume 37 Issue 3 Pages 343-347
The root-knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne incognita is one of the most economically damaging plant-parasitic nematodes. Molecular studies of the plant–RKN interaction have been vigorously carried out in dicotyledonous model plants, while the host range of M. incognita is wide including monocotyledonous plants. As M. incognita causes quality and yield losses in rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivated in both upland and irrigated systems, we developed a method to examine the plant–RKN interaction in this model monocotyledonous crop plant. Here, we show that a transparent paper pouch could be used to evaluate nematode infection rates in rice with similar results to that of the traditional soil method. The system using a transparent paper pouch can be used to observe the spatial and temporal distribution of developing galls and can save the space of growth chamber.