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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16(12), 28746-28764; doi:10.3390/ijms161226128

Omics-Based Comparative Transcriptional Profiling of Two Contrasting Rice Genotypes during Early Infestation by Small Brown Planthopper

College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
Analysis Center of Agrobiology and Environmental Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
State Key Laboratory Breeding Base for Zhejiang Sustainable Pest and Disease Control, Ministry of China Key Laboratory of Biotechnology in Plant Protection, Institute of Virology and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Marcello Iriti
Received: 20 September 2015 / Revised: 2 November 2015 / Accepted: 4 November 2015 / Published: 3 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Research in Plant Secondary Metabolism 2015)
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The small brown planthopper (SBPH) is one of the destructive pests of rice. Although different biochemical pathways that are involved in rice responding to planthopper infestation have been documented, it is unclear which individual metabolic pathways are responsive to planthopper infestation. In this study, an omics-based comparative transcriptional profiling of two contrasting rice genotypes, an SBPH-resistant and an SBPH-susceptible rice line, was assessed for rice individual metabolic pathways responsive to SBPH infestation. When exposed to SBPH, 166 metabolic pathways were differentially regulated; of these, more than one-third of metabolic pathways displayed similar change patterns between these two contrasting rice genotypes; the difference of change pattern between these two contrasting rice genotypes mostly lies in biosynthetic pathways and the obvious difference of change pattern lies in energy metabolism pathways. Combining the Pathway Tools Omics Viewer with the web tool Venn, 21 and 6 metabolic pathways which potentially associated with SBPH resistance and susceptibility, respectively were identified. This study presents an omics-based comparative transcriptional profiling of SBPH-resistant and SBPH-susceptible rice plants during early infestation by SBPH, which will be very informative in studying rice-insect interaction. The results will provide insight into how rice plants respond to early infestation by SBPH from the biochemical pathways perspective. View Full-Text
Keywords: rice; small brown planthoper; Pathway Tools Omics Viewer; defense rice; small brown planthoper; Pathway Tools Omics Viewer; defense

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Zhang, W.; Yang, L.; Li, M.; Ma, B.; Yan, C.; Chen, J. Omics-Based Comparative Transcriptional Profiling of Two Contrasting Rice Genotypes during Early Infestation by Small Brown Planthopper. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 28746-28764.

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