Differential Protein Contents in Two Members of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleurodidae) Complex: Reproductive and Invasive Implications

Dieng, Hamady and Ahmad, Abu Hassan and Satho, Tomomitsu and Salmah, R. Che and Aziz, A. Thabani and Miake, Fumio and Vargas, R.E. Morales and Morales, P. and Ahmad, H. and Saad, A. Ramli and Rajen, S. and Abu Bakar, S. (2012) Differential Protein Contents in Two Members of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleurodidae) Complex: Reproductive and Invasive Implications. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2041-3890

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Abstract

Although the displacement of some native whitefly species by the B biotype of Bemisia tabaci has been noted in China, it is still unclear which physiological and molecular mechanisms predominate during such invasions. Here, we investigated proteome variability in both B biotype and the native ZHJ1 haplotype. ZHJ1 eggs showed larger numbers of specific proteins than B eggs. A set of proteins found in B eggs were present at higher levels in ZHJ1. Three ZHJ1 egg proteins were present at higher levels in B eggs. ZHJ1 males possessed four specific proteins, and at least five other male proteins were shared by the two whiteflies. Two proteins identified in ZHJ1 males were present at higher levels in B males. Three other shared male proteins were found at much higher levels in ZHJ1 than in the B biotype. Both ZHJ1 and B expressed three specific female proteins. Most of the female proteins identified in ZHJ1 were present at much higher levels in B. In conclusion, protein content indexed by electrophoretic profiling has likely played an important role during the displacement of natives by the B biotype.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: B biotype, bemisia tabaci, invasion, protein, ZHJ1 haplotype,unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 02:45
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 03:13
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/9864

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