Expression of Pinellia pedatisecta Lectin Gene in Transgenic Wheat Enhances Resistance to Wheat Aphids

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Xiaoliang Duan ; Qiling Hou ; Guoyu Liu ; Xiaomeng Pang ; Zhenli Niu ; Xiao Wang ; Yufeng Zhang ; Baoyun Li ; Rongqi Liang (2018)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Molecules (issn: 1420-3049)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/molecules23040748
  • Subject: ppa | Organic chemistry | QD241-441 | lectin | Pinellia pedastisecta | aphid resistance | wheat aphid
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | respiratory system | biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition

Wheat aphids are major pests during the seed filling stage of wheat. Plant lectins are toxic to sap-sucking pests such as wheat aphids. In this study, Pinellia pedatisecta agglutinin (ppa), a gene encoding mannose binding lectin, was cloned, and it shared 92.69% nucleot... View more
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