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A review of heat shock proteins researchon Bemisia tabaci.


Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) is the most destructive invasive pests in agricultural production and has a high tolerance to heat. Heat shock proteins play an essential role in life activities such as growth and development, reproduction and diapause of B. tabaci . At the same time, they are also crucial in resisting adverse environments and in adaptive evolution. The expression of heat shock protein in B. tabaci is not only related to temperature, but also to the tolerance of the environment. After receiving external stimuli, the expression level can be increased or decreased to maintain the stability of cells in vivo. This paper reviews the classification, biological characteristics, biological functions, and research status of HSPs in recent years. This mini-review will provide helpful information related to the use of heat shock proteins to study the occurrence and damage of B. tabaci . This has important theoretical and practical significance for revealing Hsps in explaining the population expansion mechanism of B. tabaci invasion and predicting population dynamics.