Quantitative proteomic analysis of differentially expressed proteins in tubers of potato plants differing in resistance to Dickeya solani
ABSTRACT: To identify differently expressed proteins in tuber tissue of potato cultivars and diploid interspecific hybrids of Solanum, differing in resistance to Dickeya solani, comparative analysis was performed. Two highly resistant (Bea and Humalda) and three susceptible (Irys, Katahdin, Ulster Supreme) potato cultivars, as well as the highly resistant (DG 00-270) and the susceptible (DG 08-305) diploid clones, were studied. DG 00-270 exhibited higher resistance to D. solani than the cultivars Bea and Humalda. Proteins were extracted from wounded potato tubers inoculated with bacteria at an early symptomatic phase and from controls, i.e., intact tubers and wounded mock-inoculated tubers. Protein profiles were analyzed using nano-liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS/MS).