Title: Phylogenetic Analysis of Delta-9 Desaturases Within the Hemiptera Authors
Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 22, 2005
Publication Date: July 24, 2005
Citation: Katsar, C.S., Hunter, W.B. 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Delta-9 Desaturases within the Hemiptera. 88th annual meeting of the Florida Entomological Society. July 24-27, 2005. Ft. Myers, FL. Paper No. DSP-14. Technical Abstract: Fatty acid desaturases are subdivided into two families. The first family comprises the Stearoyl-CoA desaturases (SCD), while the second family is comprised of the Stearoyl-Acyl Carrier proteins. Amino acid sequences, conserved functional motifs, and in silico analyses phylogenetic analyses delineate the delta-9 desaturases 1 within the Hemiptera into distinct clades with specific catalytic functions. Herein we compare the desaturases between important insect pests of plant diseases which includes: leafhoppers, aphids, and mealybugs.