Recent Research from College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering Highlight Findings in Environmental Botany [Transcriptome analysis of soybean lines reveals transcript diversity and genes involved in the response to common cutworm (Spodoptera ...]
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Current study results on Environmental Botany have been published. According to news originating from Zhejiang, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The interaction between soybeans and the destructive common cutworm insect is complicated. In this paper, the time course of induced responses to common cutworm was characterized in two soybean lines, and the results showed that the induced resistance peaked at different times in the resistant (WX) and susceptible (NN) soybean lines."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, "Two sets of transcriptome profiles from the WX and NN lines at the peak of their induced resistance were compared using microarray analysis. In total, 827 and 349 transcripts were differentially expressed in the WX and NN lines, respectively, with 80 probes common regulated and seven regulated in the opposite direction. All common- and unique-regulated genes were grouped into 10 functional categories based on sequence similarity searches, which showed that most of the genes were related to stress and defence responses. qRT-PCR analysis of 22 genes confirmed the results of the microarray analysis. The spatiotemporal expression patterns of the six genes revealed the consistency of systemic expression levels with the timing of the resistance response observed in the bioassay experiments."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In summary, we described the conceptual model of induced resistance in two soybean lines and provided the first large-scale survey of common cutworm-induced defence transcripts in soybean."
For more information on this research see: Transcriptome analysis of soybean lines reveals transcript diversity and genes involved in the response to common cutworm (Spodoptera litura Fabricius) feeding. Plant Cell and Environment, 2014;37(9):2086-2101. Plant Cell and Environment can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Y.L. Wang, Quzhou Univ, Coll Chem & Mat Engn, Quzhou 324000, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H. Wang, R. Fan, Q. Yang and D.Y. Yu.
Keywords for this news article include: Zhejiang, People's Republic of China, Asia, Environmental Botany
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