|Costa, Heather - UCA, RIVERSIDE|
|Sinisterra, Xiomara - UNIV. OF FLORIDA|
Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 2002
Publication Date: November 18, 2002
Citation: Hunter, W.B., Bausher, M.G., Dang, P.M., Costa, H., Chaparro, J., Shatters, R.G., McKenzie, C.L., Sinisterra, X. 2002. Identifying genes from adult glassy-winged sharpshooters, Homalodisca coagulata (Say) (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), In: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 17-20,2002, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Technical Abstract: The severe impact of Pierce's Disease upon the U.S. grape industry has generated the need to rapidly understand the epidemiology of this disease. The primary insect vector is a leafhopper, the glassy-winged sharpshooter, GWSS. Our objectives are to develop environmentally friendly, sound management programs to reduce the spread of Piece's Disease. Producing CDNA libraries of the GWSS has resulted in a vast amount of information being generated by examing the genes being expressed within adults feeding on citrus. Over 9,000 sequences were generated, from adult GWSS collected from citrus in a California grove. The gene sequences forming the top ten contigs and their putative functions are listed. Information on the library CDNA population dynamics is provided.