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Cultivation of an obligate acidophilic ammonia oxidizer from a nitrifying acid soil
Nitrification is a fundamental component of the global nitrogen cycle and leads to significant fertilizer loss and atmospheric and groundwater pollution. Nitrification rates in acidic soils (pH <Expand
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The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum
Tribolium castaneum is a member of the most species-rich eukaryotic order, a powerful model organism for the study of generalized insect development, and an important pest of stored agriculturalExpand
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Immunity and other defenses in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum
BackgroundRecent genomic analyses of arthropod defense mechanisms suggest conservation of key elements underlying responses to pathogens, parasites and stresses. At the center of pathogen-inducedExpand
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Molecular traces of alternative social organization in a termite genome.
Although eusociality evolved independently within several orders of insects, research into the molecular underpinnings of the transition towards social complexity has been confined primarily toExpand
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Genome Sequence of the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum
The genome of the pea aphid shows remarkable levels of gene duplication and equally remarkable gene absences that shed light on aspects of aphid biology, most especially its symbiosis with Buchnera.
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Immunity in lepidopteran insects.
Lepidopteran insects provide important model systems for innate immunity of insects, particularly for cell biology of hemocytes and biochemical analyses of plasma proteins. Caterpillars are alsoExpand
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A comprehensive transcriptome and immune-gene repertoire of the lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella
BackgroundThe larvae of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella are increasingly used (i) as mini-hosts to study pathogenesis and virulence factors of prominent bacterial and fungal human pathogens,Expand
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Fungi as elicitors of insect immune responses.
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Galleria mellonella as a Model System for Studying Listeria Pathogenesis
ABSTRACT Essential aspects of the innate immune response to microbial infection are conserved between insects and mammals. This has generated interest in using insects as model organisms to studyExpand
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Septic injury-inducible genes in medicinal maggots of the green blow fly Lucilia sericata.
Lucilia sericata maggots are used world-wide in biosurgery for the medical treatment of nonhealing wounds because they ingest necrotic tissues and significantly promote healing. To gain furtherExpand
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