Research on the diversity and impacts of M.graminicola

Tuesday - 05/12/2017 04:18

On 30th November 2017 Malyna Suong, a Cambodian PhD student from University of Montpellier had her thesis defense on “Effects of the conservation agriculture on root-parasitic nematodes of rice and study of the diversity of Meloidogyne graminicola in Southeast Asia”.

The thesis defense was attended by Prof. Patrick Boiron - Rector of USTH as a member of the Jury. Malyna Suong's thesis research was conducted 70% in the laboratory of LMI-Rice in Hanoi, Vietnam, and 30% in the research unit “Interactions Plantes-Microorganismes et Environnement” (IPME) of IRD in Montpellier, France, to offer an insight into the domination of rice root-knot nematode (RKN), Meloidogyne graminicola in the rice fields in Southeast Asia.
Malyna Suong
New Dr. Malyna Suong and the Jury

The author conducted in-depth analyses on the degree of infection of different crop and weed species to confirm the high damage potential of M. graminicola in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The research finally emphasizes the urgency to find affordable, effective and sustainable management practices to limit and even prevent substantial rice yield losses due to M. graminicola infection.

The Jury congratulated Malyna Suong on completing her Doctoral program

The examining jury was composed of Vietnamese and international experts from French and Cambodia universities and institutes. This is another collaborative project between Vietnam and France, contributing to the increasing cooperation in scientific research between the two countries in recent years.