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Abstract

The role of cytochrome P450 4C1 and carbonic anhydrase 3 in response to temperature stress in Bemisia tabaci.

Abstract

The position of the chromatin opening of Bemisia tabaci undergoes significant changes under different temperature stresses, and numerous regulatory factors have been found. In this study, we verified two key factors, cytochrome P450 4C1 and carbonic anhydrase 3. The results showed that invasive whiteflies had a significantly lower heat resistance after silencing BtCYP 4C1 and BtCar3. In addition, whiteflies had a higher cold tolerance after silencing BtCYP 4C1. These results indicate that BtCYP 4C1 and BtCar3 are key regulators in the temperature adaptation of B. tabaci. Moreover, they may be key factors in influencing the geographical distribution and dispersal of B. tabaci as an invasive species in China.