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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
CABI Book Info
Cover for Transcriptomics in entomological research.

This book introduces transcriptomics and presents an array of its uses in entomology, past and present. It starts with a thorough introduction to how transcriptomics works, its history, and some of its broad-stroke uses in insect science (Chapter 1). This chapter is followed by an exhaustively...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harnessing transcriptomics to study insect biology.

This chapter focuses on the history and development of transcriptomics and common methodologies. Some case studies of the application of transcriptomics in entomology are also highlighted.

Author(s)
Lewald, K. M.; Chiu, J. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From reads to genes.

This chapter introduces a brief analytical framework on which transcriptome studies are based, i.e. from millions of reads to biologically meaningful genes. The importance of high-throughput sequencing in enhancing the understanding of the complexity of transcriptomes in insects is also discussed.

Author(s)
Zhou ChengRan; Meng GuanLiang; Liu ShanLin
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transcriptomics in pest management research.

This chapter focuses on how transcriptomics has boosted research in pest science, the lessons it teaches and possible directions for future study. Some of the biggest areas for future research, i.e. transcriptome characterization of insect pests, invasive species and biological control agents,...

Author(s)
Malacrinò, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aphid transcriptomics - past, present and future.

This chapter provides a brief overview of insect genomic and transcriptomic research, focusing on aphid transcriptomics. Transcriptomic surveys in different model and non-model aphid species regarding their biology, host specificity, viral transmission, polyphenism and pesticide resistance are...

Author(s)
Sattar, S.; Thompson, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transcriptomic research on honey bee-associated pathogens.

This chapter presents the use of transcriptomic data in hypothesis-driven research in order to determine the effects of infections, pests and pathogens on honey bee (Apis mellifera) health. It also highlights the importance of transcriptomics in understanding and preventing various phenomena, such...

Author(s)
Tauber, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cytochrome P450s in the era of transcriptomics.

This chapter focuses on the progress of P450 research in insects, particularly with respect to the contributions of next-generation sequencing as a new, accelerating tool for high-throughput discovery. Past and recent research on species of Lepidoptera were used as example, illustrating the...

Author(s)
Calla, B.; Berenbaum, M. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Whole-body transcriptome of the Douglas-fir seed chalcid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Megastigmus spermotrophus</i>, reveals ecological and evolutionary insights.

This chapter aims to show the utility of whole-body transcriptomics in the study of wasp venom evolution and of associated microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria and intracellular parasites. It focuses on a unique chalcid wasp, Megastigmus spermotrophus, that has secondarily evolved to...

Author(s)
Paulson, A. R.; Ehlting, J.; Aderkas, P. von; Perlman, S. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Differential transcriptome profiling for identification of cellulose degrading enzymes in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ctenolepisma longicaudata</i>.

This chapter presents the results of RNA-sequencing in silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) to identify cellulase genes and their differential expression in the foregut. Transcriptomes from insects fed on 4 diets consisting of different cellulosic substrates were compared to characterize the...

Author(s)
Pothula, R.; Johnson, B. R.; Klingeman, W. E.; Huff, M.; Staton, M. E.; Uentes, J. L. J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
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