Journal article

The genome sequence of the grape phylloxera provides insights into the evolution, adaptation, and invasion routes of an iconic pest

Claude Rispe, Fabrice Legeai, Paul D Nabity, Rosa Fernandez, Arinder K Arora, Patrice Baa-Puyoulet, Celeste R Banfill, Leticia Bao, Miquel Barbera, Maryem Bouallegue, Anthony Bretaudeau, Jennifer A Brisson, Federica Calevro, Pierre Capy, Olivier Catrice, Thomas Chertemps, Carole Couture, Laurent Deliere, Angela E Douglas, Keith Dufault-Thompson Show all

BMC BIOLOGY | BMC | Published : 2020


Background Although native to North America, the invasion of the aphid-like grape phylloxera Daktulosphaira vitifoliae across the globe altered the course of grape cultivation. For the past 150 years, viticulture relied on grafting-resistant North American Vitis species as rootstocks, thereby limiting genetic stocks tolerant to other stressors such as pathogens and climate change. Limited understanding of the insect genetics resulted in successive outbreaks across the globe when rootstocks failed. Here we report the 294-Mb genome of D. vitifoliae as a basic tool to understand host plant manipulation, nutritional endosymbiosis, and enhance global viticulture. Results Using a combination of g..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by European Union

Awarded by Juan de la Cierva-Incorporacion Fellowship (Government of Spain)

Awarded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship

Awarded by US National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Funding Acknowledgements

This work has been funded by INRAE (France) and by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 764840 for the ITN IGNITE project. Rosa Fernandez was funded by a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporacion Fellowship (Government of Spain, IJCI-2015-26627) and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship (747607). Angela Douglas was supported by the US National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant 12216941. Honglin Feng was supported by a University of Miami Maytag Fellowship, William H. Evoy Graduate Research Support Fund, and a Molecular Biosciences Graduate Research Award from the Department of Biology.