Response of heat shock protein genes of the oriental fruit moth under diapause and thermal stress reveals multiple patterns dependent on the nature of stress exposure
Bo Zhang, Yu Peng, Jincheng Zheng, Lina Liang, Ary A Hoffmann, Chun-Sen Ma
CELL STRESS & CHAPERONES | SPRINGER | Published : 2016
Heat shock protein gene (Hsp) families are thought to be important in thermal adaptation, but their expression patterns under various thermal stresses have still been poorly characterized outside of model systems. We have therefore characterized Hsp genes and their stress responses in the oriental fruit moth (OFM), Grapholita molesta, a widespread global orchard pest, and compared patterns of expression in this species to that of other insects. Genes from four Hsp families showed variable expression levels among tissues and developmental stages. Members of the Hsp40, 70, and 90 families were highly expressed under short exposures to heat and cold. Expression of Hsp40, 70, and Hsc70 family me..View full abstract
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Awarded by National Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest
We thank for Dr. Wei Zhang for assistance with experiments and topic discussion. This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31400323) and the National Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest (201103024) as well as an ARC Fellowship to AAH.