# How do nematodes affect plants?

Sep 6, 2017

It depends on the type of nematode involved, but they are mostly plant parasitic nematodes..

#### Explanation:

$\to$ They attack and feed on the root cells..

$\to$ They feed on plat fluids..

$\to$ They reduce the rate of plant growth and that in turn reduces crop yields..

$\to$ They make plants to be more prone to diseases..