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Inducible Expression of Mu-Class Glutathione S-Transferases Is Associated with Fenpropathrin Resistance in Tetranychus cinnabarinus

Key Laboratory of Entomology and Pest Control Engineering, College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(12), 22626-22641; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms151222626
Received: 9 September 2014 / Revised: 17 November 2014 / Accepted: 25 November 2014 / Published: 8 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Toxicology)
The carmine spider mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval), is a serious pest on a variety of economically important crops widely distributed in China, and its resistance to acaricides has quickly developed. In this study, we fully sequenced 13 GST genes of T. cinnabarinus (TcGSTs). The phylogenetic tree showed that five of them belonged to the delta class and the other eight belonged to the mu class. The alignment of gene sequences and comparison of gene expressions between a fenpropathrin-resistant strain (FR) and a susceptible strain (SS) showed that neither point mutation nor overexpression was detected in TcGSTs. However, when challenged by a sublethal dose of fenpropathrin, the mRNA levels of three GSTs from the mu class (TCGSTM2, TCGSTM3, and TCGSTM8) highly increased in FR, while in SS, the expression of these genes was still at the same level under the treatment. In conclusion, specific TcGSTs were identified that were inducible to stimulation by fenpropathrin, and proved that TcGSTs in FR were not constantly expressed at a high level, but could react much more quickly under the stress of fenpropathrin than SS. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tetranychus cinnabarinus; glutathione S-transferases (GSTs); resistance; fenpropathrin Tetranychus cinnabarinus; glutathione S-transferases (GSTs); resistance; fenpropathrin
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Shen, G.-M.; Shi, L.; Xu, Z.-F.; He, L. Inducible Expression of Mu-Class Glutathione S-Transferases Is Associated with Fenpropathrin Resistance in Tetranychus cinnabarinus. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 22626-22641.

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