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Dr Rosane Hazelman Cunha Curtis
Bionemax UK Ltd
Rothamsted Centre for Research & Enterprise
Daniel Hall Building
Herts AL5 2JQ


Office: (+44) (0) 1582 938437
Mobile: (+44) (0) 7715138711

Dr R Hazelman Cunha Curtis

Dr R Curtis

Further Information

Read more about Dr Rosane Curtis:

Curriculum Vitae - Summary
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Publication List to 2015
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PhD Supervision
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Profile - Nematology News 2007
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Previous Work Examples

1) Download PDF of Powerpoint presentation on Nematicidal properties of fruit cysteine proteinases.

2) Poster - secret life of the nematode.



Cysteine proteinase patent
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Bionemax UK Ltd has expertise in the identification of natural plant products with potential to be used in novel genetic or chemical strategies to maximize crop protection and provide sustainable nematode control.

The use of non-toxic bionematicides to deliver nematode control offers an environmentally friendly and safer alternative to the use of toxic nematicides. Some plant compounds can directly affect nematode behaviour by acting as hatching stimulants, repellents, attractants or inhibitors and some can have a nematostatic or nematotoxic effect on nematodes. Others can induce plant immunity against nematodes when sprayed to seeds or leaves or applied directly to soil. The anti-nematode properties of natural compounds can be exploited as bionematicides to modify the rhizosphere and reduce nematode infection of plants. These novel strategies can be incorporated into integrated management strategies.

Bionemax UK Ltd:

  • has the expertise and provides consultancy on the identification of natural plant products which directly or indirectly affect nematode infection of plants.
  • has developed a number of bioassays to investigate the effect of plant compounds on nematode behaviour and the efficacy of such products to control nematode infection of plants.


Bionemax can also offer consultancy and partnership for research projects studying all aspects of the plant-nematode interactions, especially on host-recognition processes occurring in the early events of infection in the rhizosphere.


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