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Over the years, the silkworm, Bombyx mori, has been manipulated by means of chemical and genetic approaches to improve silk production both quantitatively and qualitatively. The silk is produced by the silk gland, which degenerates quickly once the larva has finished spinning the cocoon. Thus,...

Montali, A.; Romanelli, D.; Cappellozza, S.; Grimaldi, A.; Eguileor, M. de; Tettamanti, G.
Elsevier Ltd
Arthropod Structure & Development, 2017, 46, 4, pp 518-528
CAB ReviewFull Text

Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi (Smith and Lawrence)) are major pests of maize in the USA. These pests have been managed with a variety of tactics over the last century. Both Diabrotica spp. have adapted to crop rotation...

February 2017
arthropod pests; bacterial insecticides; biological control agents; chemical control; crop damage; genetic engineering; genetic transformation; genetically engineered organisms; insect control; insect pests; insecticides; integrated control; integrated pest management; maize; natural enemies; pathogens; pest control; pest management; pests; plant pests; resistance management; reviews; RNA interference; techniques; transgenic plants
Ludwick, D. C.; Hibbard, B. E.
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Funding for the sequencing was provided by Suntory group, an international food and beverage company based in Tokyo. Now available for immediate use...

January 2017
David Hemming
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Codon usage bias (CUB) is a unique property of genomes and has contributed to the better understanding of the molecular features and the evolution processes of particular gene. In this study, genetic indices associated with CUB, including relative synonymous codon usage and effective numbers of...

Bae YoungAn
Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
Korean Journal of Parasitology, 2017, 55, 2, pp 175-183

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