Asymmetric adaptation to indolic and aliphatic glucosinolates in the B and Q sibling species of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae).

@article{Elbaz2012AsymmetricAT,
  title={Asymmetric adaptation to indolic and aliphatic glucosinolates in the B and Q sibling species of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae).},
  author={Moshe Elbaz and Eyal Halon and Osnat Malka and Sergey Malitsky and E. B. Blum and Asaph Aharoni and Shai Morin},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 18},
  pages={4533-46}
}
The role glucosinolates play in defending plants against phloem feeders such as aphids and whiteflies is currently not clear as these herbivores may avoid bringing glucosinolates from the phloem sap into contact with myrosinase enzymes. Here, we investigated the effects of high levels of aliphatic and indolic glucosinolates on life history traits and detoxification gene expression in two sibling species, B and Q, of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. High levels of aliphatic glucosinolates decreased… CONTINUE READING