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dc.contributor.authorRosas Díaz, Tabata
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-13T08:31:03Z
dc.date.available2013-12-13T08:31:03Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10630/6790
dc.description.abstractPlant-pathogen-vector systems are characterized by a complex array of direct and indirect interactions, usually not well understood. The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is responsible for extensive losses mainly through the transmission of plant pathogenic viruses, primarily begomoviruses. Begomovirus (Fam. Geminiviridae) genomes encode 6 to 8 small multifunctional proteins. One of these is C2 (also known as TrAP, AC2 or AL2), a small multifunctional protein of about 15 kDa in molecular weight that is mainly localized in the nucleus and may inactivate plant defence responses. Recently, we found that C2 suppresses jasmonate responses when expressed in Arabidopsis thaliana or Nicotiana benthamiana [1]. Jasmonates are essential signalling molecules modulating plant responses to both biotic and abiotic stresses and regulating plant development. It has been reported that nymph development of B. tabaci is slowed or disrupted by jasmonate-induced defences [2]. Thus, it would be possible that begomovirus-mediated suppression of the jasmonate response accelerates the whitefly reproduction efficiency, thereby enhancing virus dispersal. Additionally, the suppression of the jasmonate response could also prevent the synthesis of secondary metabolites interfering with the interaction between plant and insect. Remarkably, this indirect mutualism between B. tabaci and begomoviruses, which occurs via their host plants, has been reported [3]. Whether C2 is the viral protein responsible for this effect remains to be determined. The overall purpose of this work is to investigate if the begomoviral C2 protein exerts an indirect effect, via the host plant, on the viral insect vector, B. tabaci. We will show results of the performance analysis of B. tabaci on: (i) transgenic Arabidopsis lines expressing the begomoviral C2 protein (from different begomovirus species) and (ii) plants infected with the begomovirus Tomato yellow curl virus either wild-type or a mutant lacking C2. Results will help better understand the molecular mechanisms and the ecological implications of how viruses can manipulate plant defense systems to the benefit of their vectoring insects.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Málaga. Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía Tech. EMBO short-term fellowship ASTF 232 – 2012es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectRelaciones virus-vectores_ES
dc.subjectVirus fitopatógenoses_ES
dc.subject.otherGeminiviruses_ES
dc.subject.otherSinergismoes_ES
dc.titleMolecular Ecology of Geminivirus C2 protein over the viral insect vector Bemisia tabacies_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectes_ES
dc.centroFacultad de Cienciases_ES
dc.relation.eventtitle7th International Geminivirus symposiumes_ES
dc.relation.eventplaceHangzhou, Chinaes_ES
dc.relation.eventdate3-11-2013es_ES


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