De novo sequencing and characterization of defense transcriptome responsive to Pythium aphanidermatum infection in Curcuma longa L.
- Defence transcriptomes responsive to Pythium aphanidermatum were analyzed in Curcuma longa.
- 2978 transcripts were differentially expressed in response to P. aphanidermatum infection.
- DEGs encoding NBS-LRRs, receptor kinases and WRKYs were highly enriched during pathogen attack.
- ET and JA signaling constitute a synergistic defence response against P. aphanidermatum.
- Counter-defense action in turmeric involved terpinoids and polyphenol biosynthesis