Man-Qun Wang

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We sequenced the antenna transcriptome of the brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Stål), a global rice pest, and performed transcriptome analysis on BPH antenna. We obtained about 40million 90bp reads that were assembled into 75,874 unigenes with a mean size of 456bp. Among the antenna transcripts, 32,856 (43%) showed significant similarity(More)
The oriental armyworm, Mythimna separata (Walk), is one of the most serious pests of cereals in Asia and Australasia. The structure and distribution of the antennal sensilla of M. separata were studied by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The results showed that antennae of both female and male M. separata are filiform in(More)
A high-quality cDNA library was constructed from female and male antenna of the longhorned beetle, Batocera horsfieldi (Hope) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), a serious pest of Populus (Salicales: Salicaceae). The titer was approximately 2.37 × 106 pfu/mL, and this complies with the test requirement. From the libraries, 692 clones were selected randomly,(More)
The rice leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), is one of the most destructive pests of rice. Electrophysiological responses of this species to 38 synthetic volatiles known to be released from rice plants (Poaceae: Oryza spp.) were studied using the electroantennogram (EAG) method. Compounds that elicited the strongest EAG(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) suppresses the expression of target genes by post-transcriptional regulation. Because double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) mediated gene silencing is a conserved mechanism in many eukaryotes, RNAi has become a valuable tool for unveiling gene function in many model insects. Recent research has also shown that RNAi can also be effective in the(More)
In the Lepidoptera, odorant signals are thought to be mediated by general odorant binding proteins (GOBPs) in the sensillar lymph surrounding the olfactory receptors. We describe the identification and characterization of two new cDNAs encoding GOBPs from the antennae of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), a species(More)
We assembled antennal transcriptomes of pest Monochamus alternatus and its parasitoid Dastarcus helophoroides to identify the members of the major chemosensory multi-gene families. Gene ontology (GO) annotation indicated that the relative abundance of transcripts associated with specific GO terms was highly similar in the two species. In chemosensory gene(More)
We constructed an antennal transcriptome of the parasitoid wasp, Sclerodermus sp. (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Our analysis of the transcriptome yielded 51,830,552 clean reads. A total of 46,269 unigenes were assembled, among which 29,582 unigenes exhibited significant similarity (E-values≤10(-5)) to sequences in the NCBI nonredundant protein database. Gene(More)
Chemoreception is a key feature in selection of host plants by insects. In this study, preliminary characterization and isolation of cDNA clones from Cnaphalocrocis medinalis antennal libraries identified eight olfactory genes, including two putative general odorant-binding proteins (GOBPs), three pheromone binding proteins (PBPs) and three chemosensory(More)
Pathogenic infection on plants may affect interactions of host-plants with their herbivores, as well as the herbivores with their predators. In this study, the effects of infection by pathogenic bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), which causes a vascular disease in rice, on rice plants and consequent interactions with a rice herbivore, brown rice(More)