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Beyond chemoreception: diverse tasks of soluble olfactory proteins in insects
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The wide versatility of both OBPs and CSPs in nature has suggested several different uses for these proteins in biotechnological applications, from biosensors for odours to scavengers for pollutants and controlled releasers of chemicals in the environment.
Candidate Olfaction Genes Identified within the Helicoverpa armigera Antennal Transcriptome
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The olfactory gene repertoire of the economically important agricultural pest moth, Helicoverpa armigera, is identified by assembling the adult male and female antennal transcriptomes, and a systematic functional analysis across much of conventional ORs repertoire and newly reported IRs mediating the key olfaction-mediated behaviors are identified.
Identification of Candidate Olfactory Genes in Chilo suppressalis by Antennal Transcriptome Analysis
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The olfactory gene repertoire of the rice stem borer, Chilo suppressalis, an economically important agricultural pest, which inflicts great damage to the rice yield in south and east part of Asia, especially in Southern China is identified.
A chromosome-level genome assembly of Cydia pomonella provides insights into chemical ecology and insecticide resistance
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The high-quality genome assembly of C. pomonella informs the genetic basis of its invasiveness, suggesting the codling moth has distinctive capabilities and adaptive potential that may explain its worldwide expansion.
Identification and Characterization of Pheromone Receptors and Interplay between Receptors and Pheromone Binding Proteins in the Diamondback Moth, Plutella xyllostella
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It is deduced that activating pheromone receptors in olfactory receptor neurons requires some role of PBPs to phersomone/PBP complex, and PxylPBPs could increase the sensitivity of the complex expressing oocyte cells to the ligand phermone component while decreasing the sensitivity to pherOMone analogs.
Antennal Transcriptome Analysis and Comparison of Chemosensory Gene Families in Two Closely Related Noctuidae Moths, Helicoverpa armigera and H. assulta
To better understand the olfactory mechanisms in the two lepidopteran pest model species, the Helicoverpa armigera and H. assulta, we conducted transcriptome analysis of the adult antennae using
Identification of Immunity-Related Genes in Ostrinia furnacalis against Entomopathogenic Fungi by RNA-Seq Analysis
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This study sequenced and characterized the transcriptome of O. furnacalis larvae infected by B. bassiana and identified 190 potential immunity-related unigenes, which contains putative orthologs for nearly all components of the Toll, Imd, and JAK/STAT pathways.
A determinant of odorant specificity is located at the extracellular loop 2-transmembrane domain 4 interface of an Anopheles gambiae odorant receptor subunit.
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Results show that alanine 195, putatively located at the second extracellular loop/fourth transmembrane domain interface, plays a critical role in determining the odorant response specificity of Agam\Or15.
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