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Title: Supporting data for "Sequencing, de novo assembly, and annotation of a pink bollworm larval midgut transcriptome"      
dateReleased:
05-24-2016
privacy:
not applicable
aggregation:
instance of dataset
dateCreated:
05-24-2016
refinement:
curated
ID:
doi:10.5524/100203
creators:
Tassone, Erica E
Zastrow-Hayes, Gina
Mathis, John
Nelson, Mark E
,
Carriere, Yves
Tabashnik, Bruce E
Fabrick, Jeffrey A
availability:
available
types:
sequence
description:
The pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is one of the world's most important pests of cotton. Insecticide sprays and transgenic cotton producing toxins of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) are currently used to manage this pest. Bt toxins kill susceptible insects by specifically binding to and destroying midgut cells, but they are not toxic to most other organisms. Pink bollworm is useful as a model for understanding insect responses to Bt toxins, yet advances in understanding at the molecular level have been limited because basic genomic information is lacking for this cosmopolitan pest. Here, we have sequenced, de novo assembled and annotated a comprehensive larval midgut transcriptome from a susceptible strain of pink bollworm. A de novo transcriptome assembly for the midgut of P. gossypiella was generated containing 46,458 transcripts (average length of 770 bp) derived from 39,874 unigenes. The size of the transcriptome is similar to published midgut transcriptomes of other Lepidoptera and includes up to 91% annotated contigs. Foundational knowledge of protein-coding genes from the pink bollworm midgut is critical for understanding how this important insect pest functions. The transcriptome data presented here represents the first large-scale molecular resource for this species, and may be used for deciphering relevant midgut proteins critical for xenobiotic detoxification, nutrient digestion and allocation, as well as for the discovery of protein receptors important for Bt intoxication.
accessURL: https://doi.org/10.5524/100203
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GigaScience Database
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not compressed
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HTML
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landing page
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true
authentication:
none
authorization:
none
abbreviation:
GigaDB
homePage: http://gigadb.org/
ID:
SCR:006565
name:
Giga Science Database

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