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Cover for Using RNA-seq to help identify functions in unknown organs.

This chapter focuses on discovering the function of midgut in Phasmatodea. The appendices of the Phasmatodea midgut are not simply extra excretory organs. They are involved in multiple drug resistance, eliminating foreign compounds from the hemolymph through an array of ABC transporters and...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Different models of the mode of action of Bt 3d-Cry toxins.

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) produces insecticidal proteins that are active against different insect orders. In particular, the family of the three domain-Cry toxins (3d-Cry) have important applications in controlling insect pests as spray products or in transgenic Bt plants. At least three...

Author(s)
Bravo, A.; Gómez, I.; Mendoza, G.; Gaytán, M.; Soberón, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Roles of insect midgut cadherin in Bt intoxication and resistance.

Genetically engineered crops producing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins for insect control target major insect pests. Bt crops have improved yields and their use reduces the risks associated with the application of conventional insecticides. However, the evolution of resistance to Bt toxins by...

Author(s)
Fabrick, J. A.; Wu YiDong
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Asaia</i> paratransgenesis in mosquitoes.

The finding of the strict ecological association between the bacterial genus Asaia (Family Acetobacteraceae) and mosquitoes has opened up possibilities for the paratransgenic control of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. Paratransgenesis is the genetic engineering of a microorganism...

Author(s)
Favia, G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Larval morphology.

This chapter provides a comprehensive discussion on the morphological details of Oestridae larvae, citing important differences between subfamilies. Descriptions of the mouth hooks, cuticle, sensillae, thorax, abdomen, midgut, malphigian tubules, respiratory system, and spiracles are included.

Author(s)
Colwell, D. D.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996844)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biodiversity of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) in tree canopies and litter.

This chapter compares oribatid mite biodiversity in tree canopies and litter from three perspectives: components of the faunas, modifications for living in canopy habitats, and ecological roles of these faunas, including implications for ecological processes. In tree canopies, as in litter, Acari...

Author(s)
Behan-Pelletier, V.; Walter, D. E.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993942)
Type
Book chapter

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