Nematicide-Carrying Plant Virus Nanopartilces Reacch Plant Roots (IMAGE) Case Western Reserve University Caption This image shows roots of a corn plant infected by endoparasitic nematodes (in red). The plant is being treated with a pesticide (purple sphere) encapsulated into Tobacco mild green mosaic virus (grey rods). The virus enhances the diffusion of the pesticide to the root level of the plant, where the nematode resides, thus increasing treatment efficacy. Credit Paul Chariou Usage Restrictions Please give proper credit. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.