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Aspartate Decarboxylase is Required for a Normal Pupa Pigmentation Pattern in the Silkworm, Bombyx mori
Findings show that BmADC plays a crucial role in melanin metabolism and in the pigmentation pattern of the silkworm pupal stage, and contributes to a better understanding of pupa pigmentation patterns in Lepidoptera.
Identification and expression of the achaete‐scute complex in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
RNA interference results indicated that BmASH was necessary for scale formation in silkworm wing, and expression profiles in the wing discs were mostly correlated with the development of the scales, especially the Bmash gene.
Comparative analysis of the integument transcriptomes of the black dilute mutant and the wild-type silkworm Bombyx mori
It is suggested that significantly up-regulated cuticular proteins may promote melanism in silkworm larvae, including 15 cuticular protein genes that were remarkably highly expressed in the bd/bd mutant.
Comparative Analysis of the Integument Transcriptomes between stick Mutant and Wild-Type Silkworms
This study provides a foundation for understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of the stiff exoskeleton in the stick (sk) silkworm.
Morphological characterization and molecular mapping of an irradiation‐induced Speckled mutant in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
Morphological investigations revealed that the epidermal ultrastructure of the small, dark‐brown spots was more dense than that of the white regions in both Spc/+ mutants and wild type, and that the lethality of the Spc/Spc mutants occurred during early embryogenesis.
Genome-wide identification and characterization of myosin genes in the silkworm, Bombyx mori.
Reference genomes of 545 silkworms enable high-throughput exploring genotype-phenotype relationships
This unprecedented large-scale genomic resource allows for high-throughput screening of interesting traits for functional genomic research and breeding improvement of silkworms and may serve as a guideline for traits decoding in other species.
Genome-wide identification and expression profiling of the C2H2-type zinc finger protein genes in the silkworm Bombyx mori
The C2H2-ZF protein genes of the silkworm were classified into three main grouping clades according to a phylogenetic classification, and 312 of these genes could be mapped onto 27 chromosomes and several had sex-specific expression during metamorphosis and female reproduction.
BmBlimp-1 gene encoding a C2H2 zinc finger protein is required for wing development in the silkworm Bombyx mori
- Songyuan Wu, X. Tong, F. Dai
- Medicine, BiologyInternational journal of biological sciences
- 12 October 2019
It is proposed that BmBlimp-1 is an important regulatory factor in silkworm wing development and the amino acid sequence of the zinc finger motif of Blimp-1 gene was highly conserved among the 15 insect species.
Comparative analysis of integument transcriptomes identifies genes that participate in marking pattern formation in three allelic mutants of silkworm, Bombyx mori
Integument transcriptome sequencing to analyze three larval marking allelic mutants suggests that the eight common genes are involved in the construction of the multiple twin-spot marking patterns in the three mutants.