Chemosensory Gene Families in the Oligophagous Pear Pest Cacopsylla chinensis (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)
AbstractChemosensory systems play an important role in insect behavior, and some key associated genes have potential as novel targets for pest control. Cacopsylla chinensis is an oligophagous pest and has become one of the main pests of pear trees, but little is known about the molecular-level means by which it locates its hosts. In this study, we assembled the head transcriptome of C. chinensis using Illumina sequencing, and 63,052 Unigenes were identified. A total of 36 candidate chemosensory genes were identified, including five different families: 12 odorant binding proteins (OBPs), 11 chemosensory proteins (CSPs), 7 odorant receptors (ORs), 4 ionotropic receptors (IRs), and 2 gustatory receptors (GRs). The number of chemosensory gene families is consistent with that found in other Hemipteran species, indicating that our approach successfully obtained the chemosensory genes of C. chinensis. The tissue expression of all genes using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) found that some genes displayed male head, female head, or nymph-biased specific/expression. Our results enrich the gene inventory of C. chinensis and provide valuable resources for the analysis of the functions of some key genes. This will help in developing molecular targets for disrupting feeding behavior in C. chinensis. View Full-Text
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Xu, J.-W.; Zhu, X.-Y.; Chao, Q.-J.; Zhang, Y.-J.; Yang, Y.-X.; Wang, R.-R.; Zhang, Y.; Xie, M.-Z.; Ge, Y.-T.; Wu, X.-L.; Zhang, F.; Zhang, Y.-N.; Ji, L.; Xu, L. Chemosensory Gene Families in the Oligophagous Pear Pest Cacopsylla chinensis (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Insects 2019, 10, 175.
Xu J-W, Zhu X-Y, Chao Q-J, Zhang Y-J, Yang Y-X, Wang R-R, Zhang Y, Xie M-Z, Ge Y-T, Wu X-L, Zhang F, Zhang Y-N, Ji L, Xu L. Chemosensory Gene Families in the Oligophagous Pear Pest Cacopsylla chinensis (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Insects. 2019; 10(6):175.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Ji-Wei; Zhu, Xiu-Yun; Chao, Qiu-Jie; Zhang, Yong-Jie; Yang, Yu-Xia; Wang, Ran-Ran; Zhang, Yu; Xie, Meng-Zhen; Ge, Ya-Ting; Wu, Xin-Lai; Zhang, Fan; Zhang, Ya-Nan; Ji, Lei; Xu, Lu. 2019. "Chemosensory Gene Families in the Oligophagous Pear Pest Cacopsylla chinensis (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)." Insects 10, no. 6: 175.
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