Pablo Castillo Castillo

  • Specific diagnosis of plant-parasitic nematodes causing plant diseases in crops using classical and molecular approaches.
  • Molecular phylogeny of root-knot (Meloidogyne spp.), root-lesion (Pratylenchus spp.), cyst forming (Heterodera spp., Globodera spp.), stem and bulb (Ditylenchus spp.), foliar (Aphelenchoides spp.), and virus vector nematodes (Xiphinema spp., Longidorus spp., Trichodorus spp., Paralongidorus spp.).
  • Pathogenicity of plant-parasitic nematodes in herbaceous and woody crops, and host-parasite relationships among pathogenic variants of them with the host plant.
  • Study of the interactions between plant-parasitic nematodes and plant diseases caused by soil-borne fungi and their mechanisms by proteomic and genomic analyses.
  • Control of plant-parasitic nematodes through sustainable and environmentally friendly strategies (solarization of soil and nursery substrates, biofumigation, organic amendments, etc.).

NICO, A. I., JIMENEZ-DIAZ, R. M., & CASTILLO, P. 2003. Solarization of soil in piles for the control of Meloidogyne incognita in olive nurseries in southern Spain. PLANT PATHOLOGY 52, 770-778.

CASTILLO, P., NAVAS-CORTES, J. A., LANDA, B. B., JIMENEZ-DIAZ, R. M., & VOVLAS, N. (2008). Plant-parasitic nematodes attacking chickpea and their in planta interactions with rhizobia and phytopathogenic fungi. PLANT DISEASE 92, 840-853. (By invitation)

VOVLAS N., TROCCOLI A., PALOMARES-RIUS J. E., DE LUCA F., LIÉBANAS G., LANDA B. B., SUBBOTIN S. A., CASTILLO P. 2011. Ditylenchus gigas n. sp. parasitizing broad bean: a new stem nematode singled out from the Ditylenchus dipsaci species complex using a polyphasic approach with molecular phylogeny. PLANT PATHOLOGY 60, 762-775.

GUTIÉRREZ-GUTIÉRREZ, C., J. E. PALOMARES-RIUS, R. M. JIMÉNEZ-DÍAZ, and P. CASTILLO. 2011. Host suitability of Vitis rootstocks to root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) and the dagger nematode Xiphinema index, and plant damage caused by infections. PLANT PATHOLOGY 60:575-585.

GUTIERREZ-GUTIERREZ, C., CANTALAPIEDRA-NAVARRETE, C., REMESAL GONZALEZ, E., PALOMARES-RIUS, J.E., NAVAS-CORTES, J.A. & CASTILLO, P. 2013. New insight into the identification and molecular phylogeny of dagger nematodes of the genus Xiphinema (Nematoda: Longidoridae) with description of two new species. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 169, 548-579.

Specific diagnosis of plant diseases caused by plant-parasitic nematodes in crops, soil, plant material for sowing using conventional and DNA analyses.

Publishing activities

2011-actualidad Associate Editor PLANT PATHOLOGY (BSPP) 2011- actualidad Editorial Board NEMATOLOGY (ESN) 2009- actualidad Editorial Board JOURNAL OF NEMATODE M. AND SYSTEMATICS (UJA)

NCBI-Sequences Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

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P. CASTILLO & N. VOVLAS 2005. Bionomics and identification of the genus Rotylenchus (nematoda: hoplolaimidae). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, 377 pp. ISBN 90 04 14229 0. P. CASTILLO & N. VOVLAS 2007. Pratylenchus (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae): Diagnosis, Biology, Pathogenicity and Management. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, 555 pp. ISBN 978 90 04 15564 0.

European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE). Nematode diseases in Mediterranean crops. 3 ECTS, Erasmus Mundus, EU, University of Jaén (Spain), 2010-2014 Master “Olivicultura y Elaiotecnia”, Universidad de Córdoba, 2008-2014