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Exploring the molecular and biochemical basis of ash resistance to emerald ash borerAuthor(s): Justin G.A. Whitehill; Daniel A. Herms; Pierluigi Bonello
Source: In: Michler, Charles H.; Ginzel, Matthew D., eds. 2010. Proceedings of symposium on ash in North America; 2010 March 9-11; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 23-24.
Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionLarvae of the emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis) feed on phloem of ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees. It is hypothesized that the resistance of Asian species of ash (e.g., Manchurian ash, F. mandshurica) to EAB is due to endogenous defenses present in phloem tissues in the form of defensive proteins and/or toxic secondary metabolites. We have taken a proteomic and metabolomic approach to understand the interactions between EAB larvae and ash phloem that are fundamental to elucidating mechanisms of resistance to EAB.
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CitationWhitehill, Justin G.A.; Herms, Daniel A.; Bonello, Pierluigi. 2010. Exploring the molecular and biochemical basis of ash resistance to emerald ash borer. In: Michler, Charles H.; Ginzel, Matthew D., eds. 2010. Proceedings of symposium on ash in North America; 2010 March 9-11; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 23-24.
- Interspecific comparison of constitutive ash phloem phenolic chemistry reveals compounds unique to Manchurian ash, a species resistant to emerald ash borer
- Physiological responses of emerald ash borer larvae to feeding on different ash species reveal putative resistance mechanisms and insect counter-adaptations
- Interspecific proteomic comparisons reveal ash phloem genes potentially involved in constitutive resistance to the emerald ash borer
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