Journal article

Genome-wide characterization and expression profiling of immune genes in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.)

Xiaofeng Xia, Liying Yu, Minqian Xue, Xiaoqiang Yu, Liette Vasseur, Geoff M Gurr, Simon W Baxter, Hailan Lin, Junhan Lin, Minsheng You

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), is a destructive pest that attacks cruciferous crops worldwide. Immune responses are important for interactions between insects and pathogens and information on these underpins the development of strategies for biocontrol-based pest management. Little, however, is known about immune genes and their regulation patterns in P. xylostella. A total of 149 immune-related genes in 20 gene families were identified through comparison of P. xylostella genome with the genomes of other insects. Complete and conserved Toll, IMD and JAK-STAT signaling pathways were found in P. xylostella. Genes involved in pathogen recognition were expanded and more diversif..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Project of Fundamental Scientific Research ("973" Programs) in China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Fellowship of Outstanding PhD Students at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University


Funding Acknowledgements

The work is supported by National Key Project of Fundamental Scientific Research ("973" Programs, No. 2011CB100404) in China, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31230061 and No. 31320103922), and the Fellowship of Outstanding PhD Students at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (1122Yb010). LV is supported by the Minjiang Scholar Fellowship, SWB by the Jinshan Scholar Fellowship and the Australian Research Council, and GMG by the Thousand Talents Fellowship.