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The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum
Tribolium castaneum is a member of the most species-rich eukaryotic order, a powerful model organism for the study of generalized insect development, and an important pest of stored agricultural
Functional and Evolutionary Insights from the Genomes of Three Parasitoid Nasonia Species
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Key findings include the identification of a functional DNA methylation tool kit; hymenopteran-specific genes including diverse venoms; lateral gene transfers among Pox viruses, Wolbachia, and Nasonia; and the rapid evolution of genes involved in nuclear-mitochondrial interactions that are implicated in speciation.
Genomics, transcriptomics, and peptidomics of Daphnia pulex neuropeptides and protein hormones.
We report 43 novel genes in the water flea Daphnia pulex encoding 73 predicted neuropeptide and protein hormones as partly confirmed by RT-PCR. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry identified 40 neuropeptides
Genomics, transcriptomics, and peptidomics of neuropeptides and protein hormones in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum.
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The authors' analysis of Tribolium indicates that, during insect evolution, genes for neuropeptides and protein hormones are often duplicated or lost.
The neuropeptidomics of Ixodes scapularis synganglion.
Genomics and peptidomics of neuropeptides and protein hormones present in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis.
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A completely novel neuropeptide gene in Nasonia is discovered, coding for peptides containing the C-terminal sequence RYamide, which has orthologs in nearly all arthropods with a sequenced genome and its expression in mosquitoes was confirmed by mass spectrometry.
Myoinhibitory peptides in the brain of the cockroach Leucophaea maderae and colocalization with pigment‐dispersing factor in circadian pacemaker cells
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The results suggest that several MIPs participate in different functional circuits of the circadian system and are involved in multiple brain circuits ofThe Madeira cockroach.
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