Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (2006) 19, 150-160

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Jason A. Smith, Robert A. Blanchette, Todd A. Burnes, James J. Jacobs, LeeAnn Higgins, Bruce A. Witthuhn, Andrew J. David and Jeffrey H. Gillman (2006)
Proteomic comparison of needles from blister rust-resistant and susceptible Pinus strobus seedlings reveals upregulation of putative disease resistance proteins
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 19 (2), 150-160
Abstract: In order to characterize a hypersensitive-like reaction in selected Pinus strobus seedlings to Cronartium ribicola, a proteomic comparison of needles from resistant and susceptible seedlings was undertaken using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). The results revealed 19 polypeptides specific to resistant seedlings and seven of these specific to infected resistant seedlings. There were 13 polypeptides up-regulated (>3-fold increase) in resistant family P327 in comparison to needle tissue from susceptible and mock-inoculated seedlings. Electrospray ionization liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry was used to sequence 11 proteins from the 2-DE gels. Sequences obtained from electrospray ionization liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry were used for MS-BLAST and Pro-ID database searches allowing identification with a 95 to 99% confidence level. Six proteins were determined to be homologs of proteins with known roles in disease resistance, five were determined to be homologs of members of the leucine-rich repeat (LRR) superfamily, and one was a homolog of heat shock protein 90, a protein that serves as a cofactor for certain LRR proteins. This is the first report of members of the LRR family with functional homologs in Pinus strobus and of a molecular basis for white pine blister rust resistance in Pinus strobus.
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Database assignments for author(s): Robert A. Blanchette

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
molecular biology - genes
resistance/tolerance/defence of host

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Cronartium ribicola Pine (Pinus)