Transcriptome analysis of Barbarea vulgaris infested with diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) larvae.

TitleTranscriptome analysis of Barbarea vulgaris infested with diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) larvae.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWei X, Zhang X, Shen D, Wang H, Wu Q, Lu P, Qiu Y, Song J, Zhang Y, Li X
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue5
Paginatione64481
Date Published2013
Abstract

The diamondback moth (DBM, Plutella xylostella) is a crucifer-specific pest that causes significant crop losses worldwide. Barbarea vulgaris (Brassicaceae) can resist DBM and other herbivorous insects by producing feeding-deterrent triterpenoid saponins. Plant breeders have long aimed to transfer this insect resistance to other crops. However, a lack of knowledge on the biosynthetic pathways and regulatory networks of these insecticidal saponins has hindered their practical application. A pyrosequencing-based transcriptome analysis of B. vulgaris during DBM larval feeding was performed to identify genes and gene networks responsible for saponin biosynthesis and its regulation at the genome level.

DOI10.1155/2013/170532
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE