Dao-Chao Jin

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BACKGROUND The rice leaf folder (RLF), Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), is one of the most destructive pests affecting rice in Asia. Although several studies have been performed on the ecological and physiological aspects of this species, the molecular mechanisms underlying its developmental regulation, behavior, and insecticide(More)
The sirtuin family of class III histone deacetylases (HDACs) is named after their homology to yeast silent information regulator 2 (SIR2). SIR2 and its mammalian derivatives (SIRT1-7) play a central role in gene silencing, cell cycle, aging and metabolism. Here we reported cDNA cloning, chromosome mapping,expression and evolutional analysis of sirtuin genes(More)
Three bacterial strains, Arthrobacter sp. NB1, Serratia sp. NB2 and Stenotrophomonas sp. NB3, were isolated from contaminated sludge by using nitrobenzene as a sole source of carbon and nitrogen. It was observed that all three strains could degrade nitrobenzene at 400 mg/L initial concentration and mixed-cultivation of these strains could enhance the(More)
Blood-sucking lice (suborder Anoplura) parasitize eutherian mammals with 67% of the 540 described species found on rodents. The five species of blood-sucking lice that infest humans and pigs have fragmented mitochondrial genomes and differ substantially in the extent of fragmentation. To understand whether, or not, any life-history factors are linked to(More)
The suborder Anoplura contains 540 species of blood-sucking lice that parasitize over 840 species of eutherian mammals. Fragmented mitochondrial (mt) genomes have been found in the lice of humans, pigs, horses and rats from four families: Pediculidae, Pthiridae, Haematopinidae and Polyplacidae. These lice, eight species in total, are from the same major(More)
Five species of water mites of the family Sperchontidae Thor, 1900 are reported from China. Two of them are new to science, Sperchon (Sperchon) orbipatellasp.n. and Sperchon (Sperchon) urumqiensissp. n., and the other three are new to China, i.e., Sperchon (Palpisperchon) nikkoensis Imamura, 1976, Sperchon (Sperchon) sounkyo Imamura, 1954 and Sperchonopsis(More)
Gut bacterium Pantoea sp. is one of the predominant bacterial species in the larval gut of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. The phenotypic characters of Pantoea sp. were investigated with BIOLOG phenotype MicroArray (PM) in this study. Totally 950 different metabolic phenotypes were tested using the PM plates 1–10. Results exhibited that Pantoea(More)
Lice are obligate ectoparasites of mammals and birds. Extensive fragmentation of mitochondrial genomes has been found in some louse species in the families Pediculidae, Pthiridae, Philopteridae and Trichodectidae. For example, the mt genomes of human body louse (Pediculus humanus), head louse (Pediculus capitis), and public louse (Pthirus pubis) have 20, 20(More)