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Transcriptome analysis of Barbarea vulgaris infested with diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) larvae.
|Title||Transcriptome analysis of Barbarea vulgaris infested with diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) larvae.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Wei X, Zhang X, Shen D, Wang H, Wu Q, Lu P, Qiu Y, Song J, Zhang Y, Li X|
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.
|Alternate Journal||PLoS ONE|