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The genome of Tetranychus urticae reveals herbivorous pest adaptations
The spider mite Tetranychus urticae is a cosmopolitan agricultural pest with an extensive host plant range and an extreme record of pesticide resistance. Here we present the completely sequenced andExpand
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Neurohormones and neuropeptides encoded by the genome of Lottia gigantea, with reference to other mollusks and insects.
  • J. Veenstra
  • Biology, Medicine
  • General and comparative endocrinology
  • 15 May 2010
The Lottia gigantea genome was prospected for the presence of genes coding neuropeptides and neurohormones. Four genes code insulin-related peptides: two genes code molluscan insulin-like growthExpand
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Regulatory peptides in fruit fly midgut
Regulatory peptides were immunolocalized in the midgut of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Endocrine cells were found to produce six different peptides: allatostatins A, B and C, neuropeptideExpand
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Mapping Peptidergic Cells in Drosophila: Where DIMM Fits In
The bHLH transcription factor DIMMED has been associated with the differentiation of peptidergic cells in Drosophila. However, whether all Drosophila peptidergic cells express DIMM, and the extent toExpand
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Isolation and structure of corazonin, a cardioactive peptide from the American cockroach
Corazonin, a new cardioaccelerating peptide, has been isolated from the corpora cardiaca of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, and its structure determined to beExpand
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The neuropeptide SIFamide modulates sexual behavior in Drosophila.
The expression of Drosophila neuropeptide AYRKPPFNGSIFamide (SIFamide) was shown by both immunohistology and in situ hybridization to be restricted to only four neurons of the pars intercerebralis.Expand
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Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle
As an obligatory parasite of humans, the body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) is an important vector for human diseases, including epidemic typhus, relapsing fever, and trench fever. Here, weExpand
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Two nitridergic peptides are encoded by the gene capability in Drosophila melanogaster.
A Drosophila gene (capability, capa) at 99D on chromosome 3R potentially encodes three neuropeptides: GANMGLYAFPRV-amide (capa-1), ASGLVAFPRV-amide (capa-2), and TGPSASSGLWGPRL-amide (capa-3). Capa-1Expand
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Mono- and dibasic proteolytic cleavage sites in insect neuroendocrine peptide precursors.
  • J. Veenstra
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology
  • 1 February 2000
Regulatory peptides are synthesized as part of larger precursors that are subsequently processed into the active substances. After cleavage of the signal peptide, further proteolytic processingExpand
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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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