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Tesi etd-09142016-143725


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
PIRRELLO, CARLOTTA
URN
etd-09142016-143725
Title
Use of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana to study the role of specific terpenoids in plant-insect interaction
Struttura
SCIENZE AGRARIE, ALIMENTARI E AGRO-AMBIENTALI
Corso di studi
BIOTECNOLOGIE VEGETALI E MICROBICHE
Supervisors
relatore Prof. D'Onofrio, Claudio
relatore Dott. Malnoy, Mickael
controrelatore Prof. Lucchi, Andrea
Parole chiave
  • Lobesia botrana
  • ,grapevine
  • Vitis vinifera
  • plant-insect interaction
  • sesquiterpenes
  • VOCs
  • Arabidopsis thaliana
Data inizio appello
10/10/2016;
Consultabilità
Parziale
Data di rilascio
10/10/2019
Riassunto analitico
The potential of plant Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in pest control has been recently investigated opening new perspectives for managing pest insects.
With the discovery of terpene-synthase gene families and considering the possibility to perform genetic transformation in several plant species, it is now possible to study the role of specific VOCs and their impact on insects behavior in in vivo systems.
Given the ease of transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana, the presence in it of a metabolic pathway for the biosynthesis of terpenes, the possibility to use simple detection techniques for volatile compounds, we decided to use Arabidopsis to study the potential role of some specific sesquiterpenes involved in the attraction of grapevine moth: (E)-β-caryophyllene and (E)-β-farnesene.
Although we know the volatile blend that attracts the moth consists of many compounds, we started with the creation of transformed plants that emit an individual volatile to study their specific role.
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