The Invasive MED/Q Bemisia tabaci Genome: A Tale of Gene Loss and Gene Gain

Published on Dec 1, 2018in BMC Genomics3.501
· DOI :10.1186/s12864-018-4448-9
Wen Xie27
Estimated H-index: 27
Xin Yang13
Estimated H-index: 13
+ 12 AuthorsYoujun Zhang30
Estimated H-index: 30
Background Sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci MED/Q and MEAM1/B, are two economically important invasive species that cause considerable damages to agriculture crops through direct feeding and indirect vectoring of plant pathogens. Recently, a draft genome of B. tabaci MED/Q has been assembled. In this study, we focus on the genomic comparison between MED/Q and MEAM1/B, with a special interest in MED/Q’s genomic signatures that may contribute to the highly invasive nature of this emerging insect pest.
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