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Title: Exploring the molecular and biochemical basis of ash resistance to emerald ash borer
Author: Whitehill, Justin G.A.; Herms, Daniel A.; Bonello, Pierluigi.
Publication: 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.
Abstract: Larvae 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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