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The genome sequence of silkworm, Bombyx mori.
We performed threefold shotgun sequencing of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) genome to obtain a draft sequence and establish a basic resource for comprehensive genome analysis. By using the newlyExpand
The construction of an EST database for Bombyx mori and its application
To build a foundation for the complete genome analysis of Bombyx mori, we have constructed an EST database. Because gene expression patterns deeply depend on tissues as well as developmental stages,Expand
Construction of a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Linkage Map for the Silkworm, Bombyx mori, Based on Bacterial Artificial Chromosome End Sequences
We have developed a linkage map for the silkworm Bombyx mori based on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) between strains p50T and C108T initially found on regions corresponding to the endExpand
Rem2, a new member of the Rem/Rad/Gem/Kir family of Ras-related GTPases.
Here we report the molecular cloning and biochemical characterization of Rem2 (for Rem, Rad and Gem-related 2), a novel GTP-binding protein identified on the basis of its homology with the Rem, Rad,Expand
Single amino acid mutation in an ATP-binding cassette transporter gene causes resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ab in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
Bt toxins derived from the arthropod bacterial pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis are widely used for insect control as insecticides or in transgenic crops. Bt resistance has been found in fieldExpand
A BAC-based integrated linkage map of the silkworm Bombyx mori
BackgroundIn 2004, draft sequences of the model lepidopteran Bombyx mori were reported using whole-genome shotgun sequencing. Because of relatively shallow genome coverage, the silkworm genomeExpand
KAIKObase: An integrated silkworm genome database and data mining tool
BackgroundThe silkworm, Bombyx mori, is one of the most economically important insects in many developing countries owing to its large-scale cultivation for silk production. With the development ofExpand
Genomic adaptation to polyphagy and insecticides in a major East Asian noctuid pest
The tobacco cutworm, Spodoptera litura, is among the most widespread and destructive agricultural pests, feeding on over 100 crops throughout tropical and subtropical Asia. By genome sequencing,Expand
cDNA cloning and gene expression of lebocin, a novel member of antibacterial peptides from the silkworm, Bombyx mori.
A cDNA encoding lebocin, a novel member of insect antibacterial peptides, was isolated from the fat body cDNA library of Bombyx mori larvae immunized with Escherichia coli. The cDNA was 844 bp longExpand
Cloning and expression of the gene of hemocytin, an insect humoral lectin which is homologous with the mammalian von Willebrand factor.
Invertebrate lectins play an important role in a non-specific self-defense mechanism, as invertebrates do not synthesize specific antibodies. We report the cloning of several overlapping cDNAsExpand