J Genomics 2014; 2:54-58. doi:10.7150/jgen.7692

Short Research Communication

Characterization of the Asian Citrus Psyllid Transcriptome

Justin Reese1,* ✉, Matthew K. Christenson2,*, Nan Leng3, Surya Saha4, Brandi Cantarel1, Magdalen Lindeberg4, Cecilia Tamborindeguy5, Justin MacCarthy1, Daniel Weaver1, Andrew J. Trease2, Steven V. Ready2, Vincent M. Davis6, Courtney McCormick3, Christian Haudenschild3, Shunsheng Han7, Shannon L. Johnson7, Kent S. Shelby8, Hong Huang9, Blake R. Bextine10, Robert G. Shatters11, David G. Hall11, Paul H. Davis2,12, Wayne B. Hunter11✉

1. Genformatic, LLC, 6301 Highland Hills Drive Austin, TX 78731, USA.
2. Department of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 68182, USA.
3. Illumina, Inc., 25861 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, California 94545, USA.
4. Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca New York 14853, USA.
5. Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, 2475 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843, USA.
6. Heteroskedastic, Inc., Arvada, Colorado, USA.
7. Los Alamos National Laboratory Bioscience division B-6, MS M888 Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA.
8. USDA Agricultural Research Service, 1503 South Providence Road, Columbia, Missouri 65203, USA.
9. School of Information, University South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33260, USA.
10. University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Boulevard, Tyler, TX, 75799, USA.
11. USDA Agricultural Research Service, 2001 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA.
12. Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68182, USA.
* These authors contributed equally to this work.

Abstract

The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) is a vector for the causative agents of Huanglongbing, which threatens citrus production worldwide. This study reports and discusses the first D. citri transcriptomes, encompassing the three main life stages of D. citri, egg, nymph and adult. The transcriptomes were annotated using Gene Ontology (GO) and insecticide-related genes within each life stage were identified to aid the development of future D. citri insecticides. Transcriptome assemblies and other sequence data are available for download at the International Asian Citrus Psyllid Genome Consortium website [http://psyllid.org/download] and at NCBI [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/29447].

Keywords: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama

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How to cite this article:
Reese J, Christenson MK, Leng N, Saha S, Cantarel B, Lindeberg M, Tamborindeguy C, MacCarthy J, Weaver D, Trease AJ, Ready SV, Davis VM, McCormick C, Haudenschild C, Han S, Johnson SL, Shelby KS, Huang H, Bextine BR, Shatters RG, Hall DG, Davis PH, Hunter WB. Characterization of the Asian Citrus Psyllid Transcriptome. J Genomics 2014; 2:54-58. doi:10.7150/jgen.7692. Available from http://www.jgenomics.com/v02p0054.htm