BIOCOMES - Biological control manufacturers in Europe develop novel biological control products to support the implementation of Integrated Pest Management in agriculture and forestry

  • Ref.º EU FP7-KBBE-2013-7, 612713
  • International research project
  • From 2013 to 2017



The project aimed the development of biological control agents to produce sufficient biological control products for an effective IPM strategy. The participation of CBA was focused in the improvement of virulence of entomopathogenic nematodes. Our strategy was based on comparative genomics between high and low virulent entomopathogenic nematodes in order to identify virulence effectors and molecular markers of virulent nematodes. We focus our analysis in the transcripts of high and low virulent nematodes in the first phase of parasitism and in the secreted excreted products of these pathovars using NGS and proteomics.

Funding Institution

European Union, FP7, KBBE


27 partnes (See All)

Project Coordinator

  • Dr. Jürgen Köhl (Universidade de Wagningen, Holand)

CBA team Coordinator

CBA Team


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