Submitted to: CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 20, 2003
Publication Date: December 8, 2003
Citation: Hunter, W.B., Dang, P.M. 2003. Identifying genetic targets for glassy-winged sharpshooter control: Available genetic datasets for the GWSS. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. Technical Abstract: Genes identified from cDNA libraries made to the glassy-winged sharpshooter, GWSS, (Homalodisca coagulata) are now becoming available through public databases, and as annotated datasets in electronic format from the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Ft. Pierce, FL. The identification of GWSS genes and proteins related to stress and other environmental conditions are identified using putative amino acid sequence comparisons to known genes and proteins previously identified from other insects and organisms. The ability to rapidly compare and identify these proteins that are linked to critical biological pathways within GWSS, are paramount to the understanding and development of new methods of management for use to reduce GWSS and the spread of Pierce's Disease in grapes and other crops.