Alternative migratory locust phenotypes are associated with differences in the expression of genes encoding the methylation machinery.

@article{Robinson2016AlternativeML,
  title={Alternative migratory locust phenotypes are associated with differences in the expression of genes encoding the methylation machinery.},
  author={Katie L. Robinson and Donya Tohidi-Esfahani and Fleur Ponton and Stephen J. Simpson and Gregory A. Sword and Nathan Lo},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={105-15}
}
Despite the importance of locust density-dependent polyphenism as a model system for understanding phenotypic plasticity, there is still much to be learnt about its underlying molecular control. Here we describe the first investigation into the expression of genes encoding the DNA methylation machinery in the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria). We show that the alternative solitarious and gregarious phenotypic states induced by different locust rearing densities are associated with… CONTINUE READING