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Immunity and other defenses in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum

Nicole M Gerardo1*, Boran Altincicek2, Caroline Anselme34, Hagop Atamian5, Seth M Barribeau1, Martin de Vos6, Elizabeth J Duncan7, Jay D Evans8, Toni Gabaldón9, Murad Ghanim10, Adelaziz Heddi3, Isgouhi Kaloshian5, Amparo Latorre1112, Andres Moya1112, Atsushi Nakabachi13, Benjamin J Parker1, Vincente Pérez-Brocal11123, Miguel Pignatelli1112, Yvan Rahbé3, John S Ramsey6, Chelsea J Spragg1, Javier Tamames1112, Daniel Tamarit1112, Cecilia Tamborindeguy1415, Caroline Vincent-Monegat3 and Andreas Vilcinskas2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biology, Emory University, O Wayne Rollins Research Center, 1510 E. Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA

2 Interdisciplinary Research Center, Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, D-35392 Giessen, Germany

3 Université de Lyon, INRA, INSA-Lyon, IFR41 BioEnvironnement et Santé, UMR203 BF2I, Biologie Fonctionnelle Insectes et Interactions, Bat. Louis-Pasteur 20 ave Albert-Einstein, F-69621 Villeurbanne, France

4 UMR Interactions Biotiques et Santé Végétale, INRA 1301-CNRS 6243-Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 400 routes des Chappe, F-06903 Sophia-Antipolis cedex, France

5 Department of Nematology, Graduate Program in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, University of California, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

6 Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

7 Genetics Otago and The Laboratory for Evolution and Development, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

8 USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab, BARC-East Bldg 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

9 Bioinformatics and Genomics Programme, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

10 Department of Entomology, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel

11 Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva, Universitat de València, Avenida Blasco Ibañez 13, 46071 València, Spain

12 CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBEResp) and Centro Superior de Investigación en Salud Pública (CSISP), Conselleria de Sanidad (Generalitat Valenciana), Avenida de Cataluña 21, 46020 València, Spain

13 Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

14 Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Department, Cornell University, Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

15 Department of Entomology, Texas A&M, College Station, TX 77843-2475, USA

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Genome Biology 2010, 11:R21  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-2-r21

Published: 23 February 2010

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Table S1: pea aphid immune and stress gene list. Table S2: samples for quantitative PCR expression study. Table S3: primers for quantitative PCR expression study. Table S4: relative expression of recognition and signaling genes. Table S5: relative expression of response genes. Table S6: gut EST library statistics. Table S7: list of selected ESTs from the subtracted library. Figure S1: maximum likelihood phylogenies of selected immune and stress gene families. Figure S2: alignments of putative antimicrobial peptides megourin and penaeidin. Figure S3: survival curves for experimental infections associated with quantitative PCR study.

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