Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 22, 2009
Publication Date: June 12, 2009
Citation: Shelby, K., Popham, H.J. 2009. Antibacterial and Antiviral Responses of Larval Heliothis virescens [abstract]. Arthropod Genomics Symposium. Paper No. 55. Technical Abstract: In order to better understand the immune response of Heliothis virescens against microbial entomopathogens several orthologs of antibacterial response proteins were identified and extracted from Heliobase (an EST database for H. virescens) for detailed study. Induction of these antibacterial protein transcripts by fungal, bacterial and baculoviral infection was quantitated using qPCR. Scolexin-B, Growth-blocking peptide binding protein, and C-type lectin were rapidly induced by bacterial elicitation; however per os HzSNPV infection elicited no significant increase in transcript level. Expression of additional antibacterial response proteins also will be reported.