Cloning and characterization of Methoprene ‐tolerant (Met) and Krüppel homolog 1 (Kr‐h1) genes in the wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana
AbstractJuvenile hormone (JH), a growth regulator, inhibits ecdysteroid ‐induced metamorphosis and controls insect development and diapause. Methoprene‐tolerant (Met) and Krüppel homolog 1 (Kr‐h1) are two proteins involved in JH action. To gain some insight into their function in development ofSitodiplosis mosellana, an insect pest undergoing obligatory larval diapause at the mature 3rd instar stage, we cloned full ‐length complementary DNAs ofMet andKr ‐h1 from this species. SmMet encoded a putative protein, which contained three domains typical of the bHLH ‐PAS family and eight conserved amino acid resid...
Source: Insect Science - September 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Wei ‐Ning Cheng, Xue‐Jiao Li, Jia‐Jia Zhao, Keyan Zhu‐Salzman Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Exposure to Herbicides Reduces Larval Sensitivity to Insecticides in Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 21, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Shi ‐WeiLiu , Mohammed Esmail AbdallaElzaki , ChristianStaehelin , Zhi‐HuiMa , ZhongQin , Rui‐LongWang Source Type: research

Protease inhibitors: recent advancement in its usage as a potential bio ‐control agent for insect pest management
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: SujataSingh , ArchanaSingh , SumitKumar , PoojaMittal , Indrakant K.Singh Source Type: research

The Masc gene product controls masculinization in the black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon
AbstractSex determination has been studied in the model lepidopteran speciesBombyx mori, but it remains poorly understood in lepidopteran pests. In the present study, we identified and characterized theMasculinizer (Masc) gene in a Noctuidae pest species,Agrotis ipsilon. Sequence analysis revealed thatAiMasc encodes a protein of 658 amino acids that has two CCCH ‐type zinc finger domains and two conserved cysteine residues (Cys‐277 and Cys‐280). We assessed the masculinizing activity ofAiMasc in BmN cells and found thatAiMasc induced expression of the male ‐specificdoublesex isoform. Disruption ofMasc via clustered...
Source: Insect Science - September 17, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Yao ‐Hui Wang, Xi‐En Chen, Yang Yang, Jun Xu, Gang‐Qi Fang, Chang‐Ying Niu, Yong‐Ping Huang, Shuai Zhan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

High levels of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus colonization on Medicago truncatula reduces plant suitability as a host for pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum)
In conclusion, EPG and foliar nutrient data support the hypothesis that modifications in plant anatomy (e.g., thicker leaves), and poor food quality (r educed nitrogen) in the 84% AM plants contribute to reduced aphid success in locating phloem and ultimately to differences in phloem sap ingestion. This work suggests thatM. truncatula plants benefit from AM symbiosis not only because of increased nutrient uptake but also because of reduced susceptibility to aphids. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 17, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Elisa Garzo, Eric Rizzo, Alberto Fereres, S. Karen Gomez Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Do the microorganisms from laboratory culture spent growth medium affect house dust mite fitness and microbiome composition?
AbstractThe interaction of house dust mites (HDM) and microorganisms is the key factor in the survival of these mites in human ‐made environments. Spent growth medium (SPGM) provides the rest of the diet, along with dead mite bodies and microorganisms. SPGM represents a source of microorganisms for the recolonization of mite food and the mite digestive tract. An experiment was performed to observe how adding SPGM to the H DM diet affects HDM population growth, the microbiome composition and the microbial respiration in microcosms. We analyzed American house dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae) and European house dust mit...
Source: Insect Science - September 17, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Vit Molva, Marie Bostlova, Marta Nesvorna, Jan Hubert Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 5, October 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Issue Information
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 5, Page 725-725, October 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Transcriptomic analysis of epigenetic modification genes in the termite Reticulitermes speratus
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 11, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: YukiMitaka , EisukeTasaki , TomonariNozaki , TaroFuchikawa , KazuyaKobayashi , KenjiMatsuura Source Type: research

The fly factor phenomenon is mediated by interkingdom signaling between bacterial symbionts and their blow fly hosts
AbstractWe tested the recent hypothesis that the “fly factor” phenomenon (food currently or previously fed on by flies attracts more flies than the same type of food kept inaccessible to flies) is mediated by bacterial symbionts deposited with feces or regurgitated by feeding flies. We allowed laboratory‐reared black blow flies,Phormia regina (Meigen), to feed and defecate on bacterial Luria –Bertani medium solidified with agar, and isolated seven morphologically distinct bacterial colonies. We identified these using matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry and sequencing of the 1...
Source: Insect Science - September 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Yonathan Uriel, Regine Gries, Lorna Tu, Cassandra Carroll, Huimin Zhai, Margo Moore, Gerhard Gries Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The fly factor phenomenon is mediated by interkingdom signaling between bacterial symbionts and their blow fly hosts
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: YonathanUriel , RegineGries , LornaTu , CassandraCarroll , HuiminZhai , MargoMoore , GerhardGries Source Type: research

Enhanced Bombyx genome editing via Cas9 ribonucleoprotein injection
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 4, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ling Jia, San ‐Yuan Ma, Tong Zhang, Wei‐Qing Xing, Yue Liu, Yu‐Feng Li, Xiao‐Xu Chen, Qing‐You Xia Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Diapause affects cuticular hydrocarbon composition and mating behaviour of both sexes in Drosophila montana
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - September 3, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: OutiAla ‐Honkola , HanneleKauranen , VeneraTyukmaeva , Fabian A.Boetzl , AnneliHoikkala , ThomasSchmitt Source Type: research

Cloning and characterization of Methoprene ‐tolerant (Met) and Krüppel homolog 1 (Kr‐h1) genes in the wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - August 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Wei ‐NingCheng , Xue‐JiaoLi , Jia‐JiaZhao , KeyanZhu‐Salzman Source Type: research

A palmitoyltransferase Approximated gene Bm ‐app regulates wing development in Bombyx mori
AbstractThe silkwormBombyx mori is an important lepidopteran model insect in which many kinds of natural mutants have been identified. However, molecular mechanisms of most of these mutants remain to be explored. Here we report the identification of a geneBm ‐app is responsible for the silkworm minute wing (mw) mutation which exhibits exceedingly small wings during pupal and adult stages. Compared with the wild type silkworm, relative messenger RNA expression ofBm ‐app is significantly decreased in the u11 mutant strain which showsmw phenotype. A 10  bp insertion in the putative promoter region of theBm ‐app gen...
Source: Insect Science - August 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ye Yu, Xiao ‐Jing Liu, Xiao Ma, Zhong‐Jie Zhang, Tai‐Chu Wang, Fan Sun, Cheng‐Xiang Hou, Mu‐Wang Li Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Herbivore ‐induced rice resistance against rice blast mediated by salicylic acid
AbstractIn agro ‐ecosystems, plants are important mediators of interactions between their associated herbivorous insects and microbes, and any change in plants induced by one species may lead to cascading effects on interactions with other species. Often, such effects are regulated by phytohormones such as jasmon ic acid (JA) and salicylic acid (SA). Here, we investigated the tripartite interactions among rice plants, three insect herbivores (Chilo suppressalis,Cnaphalocrocis medinalis orNilaparvata lugens), and the causal agent of rice blast disease, the fungusMagnaporthe oryzae. We found that pre ‐infestation of rice...
Source: Insect Science - August 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Kai ‐Li Zhang, Qing‐Song Liu, Hou‐Xiang Kang, Xiao‐Mei Liu, Xiu‐Ping Chen, Yu‐Fa Peng, Yun‐He Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Functional analysis of UGT201D3 associated with abamectin ‐resistance in Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval)
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - August 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Meng ‐YaoWang , Xin‐YangLiu , LiShi , Jia‐LuLiu , Guang‐MaoShen , PingZhang , Wen‐CaiLu , LinHe Source Type: research

Do the microorganisms from laboratory culture spent growth medium affect house dust mite fitness and microbiome composition?
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: VitMolva , MarieBostlova , MartaNesvorna , JanHubert Source Type: research

CRISPR/Cas9 ‐based mutation reveals Argonaute 1 is essential for pigmentation in Ostrinia furnacalis
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: LangYou , Hong ‐LunBi , Yao‐HuiWang , Xiao‐WeiLi , Xi‐EnChen , Zhi‐QianLi Source Type: research

Heat sensitivity of eggs attributes to the reduction in Agasicles hygrophila population
AbstractAgasicles hygrophila has been introduced worldwide as a control agent for the invasive weedAlternanthera philoxeroides. However, global warming has potential impact on its controlling efficacy. The aim of this research was to explore the primary factors responsible for the greatly reducedA. hygrophila population in hot summers. To imitate the temperature conditions in summers, different developmental stages ofA. hygrophila were treated with high temperatures from 32.5  °C to 45 °C for 1–5 h. Based on the survival rate, the heat tolerance of each developmental stage was ranked from lowes...
Source: Insect Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Dong Jia, Xiao ‐Fang Yuan, Yan‐Hong Liu, Chao‐Qian Xu, Yuan‐Xin Wang, Ling‐Ling Gao, Rui‐Yan Ma Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Plant phenolics mediated bottom ‐up effects of elevated CO2 on Acyrthosiphon pisum and its parasitoid Aphidius avenae
In this study, we determined the effects of eCO2 on the growth and foliar phenolics ofMedicago truncatula and the cascading effects on two color genotypes ofAcyrthosiphon pisum (pink vs. green) and their parasitoidAphidius avenae in the field open ‐top chambers. Our results showed that eCO2 increased photosynthetic rate, nodule number, yield and the total phenolic content ofM. truncatula. eCO2 had contrasting effects on two genotypes ofA. pisum; the green genotype demonstrated increased population abundance, fecundity, growth and feeding efficiency, while the pink genotype showed decreased fitness and these were closely ...
Source: Insect Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hong ‐Yu Yan, Hong‐Gang Guo, Yu‐Cheng Sun, Feng Ge Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

CRISPR/Cas9 ‐based mutation reveals Argonaute 1 is essential for pigmentation in Ostrinia furnacalis
In this report, we identified only one transcript ofO.furnacalis Argonaute 1 (OfAgo1) gene from the genome and cloned the open reading frame.OfAgo1 presented the maximum expression at the embryo stage or in the fat body during the larval stages. To understand its function, anOfAgo1 mutant was constructed using the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat/RNA ‐guided Cas9 nuclease (CRISPR/Cas9). Mutagenesis ofOfAgo1 disrupted cuticle pigmentation by down ‐regulating micro RNAs and pigmentation‐related genes. This is the first report for the cloning and functional analysis ofOfAgo1, revealing a role ofO...
Source: Insect Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Lang You, Hong ‐Lun Bi, Yao‐Hui Wang, Xiao‐Wei Li, Xi‐En Chen, Zhi‐Qian Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The Masc gene product controls masculinization in the black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - August 8, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Yao ‐HuiWang , Xi‐EnChen , YangYang , JunXu , Gang‐QiFang , Chang‐YingNiu , Yong‐PingHuang , ShuaiZhan Source Type: research

Programmable activation of Bombyx gene expression using CRISPR/dCas9 fusion systems
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - August 8, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Xiao ‐GangWang , San‐YuanMa , Jia‐SongChang , RunShi , Ruo‐LinWang , PingZhao , Qing‐YouXia Source Type: research

Enhanced Bombyx genome editing via Cas9 ribonucleoprotein injection
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: LingJia , San ‐YuanMa , TongZhang , Wei‐QingXing , YueLiu , Yu‐FengLi , Xiao‐XuChen , Qing‐YouXia Source Type: research

The fly factor phenomenon is mediated by inter ‐kingdom signalling between bacterial symbionts and their blow fly hosts
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: YonathanUriel , RegineGries , LornaTu , CassandraCarroll , HuiminZhai , MargoMoore , GerhardGries Source Type: research

Targeted activation of BmCyclinE in Bombyx mori using designer TAL effectors
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: San ‐Yuan Ma, Yuan‐Yuan Liu, Wei Lu, Xiao‐Gang Wang, Le Sun, Kai Yu, Qing‐You Xia Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

The price of protection: a defensive endosymbiont impairs nymph growth in the bird cherry ‐oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi
This study presents the first report ofR. padi infection with the facultative bacterial endosymbiontHamiltonella defensa. Individuals ofR. padi were sampled from populations in Eastern Scotland, UK, and shown to represent sevenR. padi genotypes based on the size of polymorphic microsatellite markers; two of these genotypes harboredH. defensa. In parasitism assays, survival ofH. defensa‐infected nymphs following attack by the parasitoid waspAphidius colemani (Viereck) was 5 fold higher than for uninfected nymphs. Aphid genotype was a major determinant of aphid performance on twoHordeum species, a modern cultivar of barley...
Source: Insect Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Daniel J. Leybourne, Jorunn I. B. Bos, Tracy A. Valentine, Alison J. Karley Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Development of internal COI primers to improve and extend barcoding of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini)
AbstractAccurate species ‐level identifications underpin many aspects of basic and applied biology; however, identifications can be hampered by a lack of discriminating morphological characters, taxonomic expertise or time. Molecular approaches, such as DNA “barcoding” of thecytochrome c oxidase (COI) gene, are argued to overcome these issues. However, nuclear encoding of mitochondrial genes (numts) and poor amplification success of suboptimally preserved specimens can lead to erroneous identifications. One insect group for which these molecular and morphological problems are significant are the dacine fruit ...
Source: Insect Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Matt N. Krosch, Francesca Strutt, Mark J. Blacket, Jana Batovska, Melissa Starkie, Anthony R. Clarke, Stephen L. Cameron, Mark K. Schutze Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

High levels of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus colonization on Medicago truncatula reduces plant suitability as a host for pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum)
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: ElisaGarzo , EricRizzo , AlbertoFereres , S. KarenGomez Source Type: research

Metabolomics reveals the key role of oxygen metabolism in heat susceptibility of an alpine ‐dwelling ghost moth, Thitarodes xiaojinensis (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae)
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: WeiZhu , QianMeng , HuanZhang , Meng ‐LongWang , XuanLi , Hong‐TuoWang , Gui‐LingZhou , LinMiao , Qi‐LianQin , Ji‐HongZhang Source Type: research

Metabolomics reveals the key role of oxygen metabolism in heat susceptibility of an alpine ‐dwelling ghost moth, Thitarodes xiaojinensis (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae)
AbstractGhost moths inhabiting the alpine meadows of the Tibetan Plateau are cold ‐adapted stenothermal organisms that are susceptible to heat (dead within 7 days at 27 °C exposure). Exploring the metabolic basis of their heat susceptibility would extend our understanding of the thermal biology of alpine‐dwelling invertebrates. Here, gas chromatography–mass spectrometry‐ based metabolomics was combined with physiological and transcriptional approaches to determine the metabolic mechanisms of heat susceptibility inThitarodes xiaojinensis larvae. The metabolomics results showed that 27  °C heat ...
Source: Insect Science - July 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Wei Zhu, Qian Meng, Huan Zhang, Meng ‐Long Wang, Xuan Li, Hong‐Tuo Wang, Gui‐Ling Zhou, Lin Miao, Qi‐Lian Qin, Ji‐Hong Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Identification and functional characterization of doublesex gene in the testis of Spodoptera litura
AbstractFusion of the testis occurs in most Lepidoptera insects, includingSpodoptera litura, an important polyphagous pest. Testicular fusion inS. litura is advantageous for male reproduction, and the molecular mechanism of fusion remains unknown. Doublesex influences the formation of genitalia, the behavior of courtship, and sexually dimorphic traits in fruit ‐fly and silkworm, and is essential for sexual differentiation. However, its purpose in the testis ofS. litura remains unknown. Thedoublesex gene ofS. litura (Sldsx) has male ‐specificSldsxM and female ‐specificSldsxF isoforms, and exhibits a higher expression ...
Source: Insect Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Qian Du, Liang Wen, Si ‐Chun Zheng, Hong‐Lun Bi, Yong‐Ping Huang, Qi‐Li Feng, Lin Liu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Cover Caption
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 4, August 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Issue Information
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 527-527, August 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Sieve element occlusion provides resistance against Aphis gossypii in TGR ‐1551 melons
AbstractFeeding behavior and plant response to feeding were studied for the aphidAphis gossypii Glover on susceptible and resistant melons (cv. Iroquois and TGR ‐1551, respectively). Average phloem phase bout duration on TGR‐1551 was
Source: Insect Science - July 18, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hsuan ‐Chieh Peng, Gregory P. Walker Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Juvenile hormone signaling – a mini review
AbstractSince it was first postulated by Wigglesworth in 1934, juvenile hormone (JH) is considered astatus quo hormone in insects because it prevents metamorphosis that is initiated by the molting hormone 20 ‐hydroxyecdysone (20E). During the last decade, significant advances have been made regarding JH signaling. First, the bHLH‐PAS transcription factor Met/Gce was identified as the JH intracellular receptor. In the presence of JH, with the assistance of Hsp83, and through physical association with a bHLH‐PAS transcriptional co‐activator, Met/Gce enters the nucleus and binds to E‐box‐like motifs in promoter re...
Source: Insect Science - July 18, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Kang Li, Qiang ‐Qiang Jia, Sheng Li Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Genome editing in Bombyx mori: New opportunities for silkworm functional genomics and the sericulture industry
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: San ‐YuanMa , GuySmagghe , Qing‐YouXia Source Type: research

Genome editing in Bombyx mori: New opportunities for silkworm functional genomics and the sericulture industry
AbstractIn recent years, research in life sciences has been remarkably revolutionized owing to the establishment, development and application of genome editing technologies. Genome editing has not only accelerated fundamental research but has also shown promising applications in agricultural breeding and therapy. In particular, the clustered, regularly interspaced, short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) technology has become an indispensable tool in molecular biology owing to its high efficacy and simplicity. Genome editing tools have also been established in silkworm (Bombyx mori), a model organism of Lepidoptera insects with ...
Source: Insect Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: San ‐Yuan Ma, Guy Smagghe, Qing‐You Xia Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Herbivore ‐induced rice resistance against rice blast mediated by salicylic acid
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Kai ‐LiZhang , Qing‐SongLiu , Hou‐XiangKang , Xiao‐MeiLiu , Xiu‐PingChen , Yu‐FaPeng , Yun‐HeLi Source Type: research

Coinfection of the secondary symbionts, Hamiltonella defensa and Arsenophonus sp. contribute to the performance of the major aphid pest, Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
In this study, we characterize the bacterial endosymbionts ofA. gossypii collected in Karaj, Iran and their role in the performance of the aphid. Our results indicated that besideBuchnera aphidicola,A. gossypii, also harbors bothHamiltonella defensa andArsenophonus sp. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) results revealed that the populations of the endosymbionts increased throughout nymphal development up to adult emergence; thereafter, populations ofBuchnera andArsenophonus were diminished while the density ofH. defensa constantly increased.Buchnera reduction caused prolonged development and no progeny production. Furthermore, second...
Source: Insect Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Aida Ayoubi, Ali Asghar Talebi, Yaghoub Fathipour, Mohammad Mehrabadi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Suppressing tawny crazy ant (Nylanderia fulva) by RNAi technology
In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of gene silencing to control this ant species. Six housekeeping genes encoding actin (NfActin), coatomer subunit β(NfCOP β), arginine kinase (NfArgK), and V ‐type proton ATPase subunits A (NfvATPaseA), B (NfvATPaseB) and E (NfvATPaseE) were cloned. Phylogenetic analysis revealed high sequence similarity to homologs from other ant species, particularly the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus). To silence these genes, vector L4440 was used to generate six specific RNAi constructs for bacterial expression. Heat ‐inactivated, dsRNA‐expressingEscherichia coli ...
Source: Insect Science - June 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Jia Meng, Jiaxin Lei, Andrew Davitt, Jocelyn R. Holt, Jian Huang, Roger Gold, Edward L. Vargo, Aaron M. Tarone, Keyan Zhu ‐Salzman Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A palmitoyltransferase Approximated gene Bm ‐app regulates wing development in Bombyx mori
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 26, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: YeYu , Xiao ‐JingLiu , XiaoMa , Zhong‐JieZhang , Tai‐ChuWang , FanSun , Cheng‐XiangHou , Mu‐WangLi Source Type: research

CRISPR/Cas9 based mutation reveals Argonaute 1 is essential for pigmentation in Ostrinia furnacalis
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: LangYou , Hong ‐LunBi , Yao‐HuiWang , Xiao‐WeiLi , Xi‐EnChen , Zhi‐QianLi Source Type: research

Plant phenolics mediated bottom ‐up effects of elevated CO2 on Acyrthosiphon pisum and its parasitoid Aphidius avenae
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hong ‐YuYan , Hong‐GangGuo , Yu‐ChengSun , FengGe Source Type: research

CRISPR/Cas9 based mutation reveals Argonaute 1 is essential for pigmentation in Ostrinia furnacalis
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: LangYou , Hong ‐LunBi , Yao‐HuiWang , Xiao‐WeiLi , Xi‐EnChen , Zhi‐QianLi Source Type: research

Plant phenolics mediated bottom ‐up effects of elevated CO2 on Acyrthosiphon pisum and its parasitoid Aphidius avenae
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hong ‐YuYan , Hong‐GangGuo , Yu‐ChengSun , FengGe Source Type: research

Buzz ‐pollination in Neotropical bees: genus‐dependent frequencies and lack of optimal frequency for pollen release
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Conrado AugustoRosi ‐Denadai , Priscila Cássia SouzaAraújo , Lucio Antônio de OliveiraCampos , LirioCosmeJr. , Raul Narciso CarvalhoGuedes Source Type: research