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Proteomic Profiling of Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris) Leaves during Rhizomania Compatible Interactions

USDA-ARS-SBRU, Crops Research Laboratory, 1701 Centre Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, Colorado State University, C130 Microbiology, 2021 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
USDA-ARS-CIPRU, 1636 E. Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93905, USA
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Proteomes 2014, 2(2), 208-223;
Received: 16 January 2014 / Revised: 15 March 2014 / Accepted: 27 March 2014 / Published: 9 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Proteomics)
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Rhizomania, caused by Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV), severely impacts sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) production throughout the world, and is widely prevalent in most production regions. Initial efforts to characterize proteome changes focused primarily on identifying putative host factors that elicit resistant interactions with BNYVV, but as resistance breaking strains become more prevalent, effective disease control strategies will require the application of novel methods based on better understanding of disease susceptibility and symptom development. Herein, proteomic profiling was conducted on susceptible sugar beet, infected with two strains of BNYVV, to clarify the types of proteins prevalent during compatible virus-host plant interactions. Total protein was extracted from sugar beet leaf tissue infected with BNYVV, quantified, and analyzed by mass spectrometry. A total of 203 proteins were confidently identified, with a predominance of proteins associated with photosynthesis and energy, metabolism, and response to stimulus. Many proteins identified in this study are typically associated with systemic acquired resistance and general plant defense responses. These results expand on relatively limited proteomic data available for sugar beet and provide the ground work for additional studies focused on understanding the interaction of BNYVV with sugar beet. View Full-Text
Keywords: Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV); shot-gun proteomics; sugarbeet Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV); shot-gun proteomics; sugarbeet

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Webb, K.M.; Broccardo, C.J.; Prenni, J.E.; Wintermantel, W.M. Proteomic Profiling of Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris) Leaves during Rhizomania Compatible Interactions. Proteomes 2014, 2, 208-223.

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