Functionality of the GAL4/UAS system in Tribolium requires the use of endogenous core promoters

@inproceedings{Schinko2010FunctionalityOT,
  title={Functionality of the GAL4/UAS system in Tribolium requires the use of endogenous core promoters},
  author={Johannes Benno Schinko and Markus Weber and Ivana Viktorinov{\'a} and Alexandros Kiupakis and Michalis Averof and Martin Klingler and Ernst A Wimmer and Gregor Bucher},
  booktitle={BMC Developmental Biology},
  year={2010}
}
The red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum has developed into an insect model system second only to Drosophila. Moreover, as a coleopteran it represents the most species-rich metazoan taxon which also includes many pest species. The genetic toolbox for Tribolium research has expanded in the past years but spatio-temporally controlled misexpression of genes has not been possible so far. Here we report the establishment of the GAL4/UAS binary expression system in Tribolium castaneum. Both GAL4Δ and… CONTINUE READING