Pierce’s Disease is a threat to the U.S. grape industry. To better understand the biology of the primary vector of Pierces’ Disease, the glassy-winged sharpshooter leafhopper, GWSS. We generated cDNA libraries of the GWSS at the 5th instar, wing-pad stage. Over 9,600 sequences were generated from 5th instar GWSS, collected from a lemon grove in California. The cDNA population dynamics are discussed and the top 10 contigs, with their putative functions are listed. Identification of genes critical to GWSS development may aid efforts to produce effective management strategies.
Species 1: Homoptera Cicadellidae Homalodisca coagulata (glassy-winged sharpshooter)
Keywords: Pierce's disease, GWSS
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