Identification of putative odorant binding protein genes in Asecodes hispinarum, a parasitoid of coconut leaf beetle (Brontispa longissima) by antennal RNA-Seq analysis.

@article{Li2015IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of putative odorant binding protein genes in Asecodes hispinarum, a parasitoid of coconut leaf beetle (Brontispa longissima) by antennal RNA-Seq analysis.},
  author={Keming Li and Xiangbing Yang and Guiying Xu and Yuanpeng Cao and Baoqian Lu and Zhengqiang Peng},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={467 3},
  pages={514-20}
}
Asecodes hispinarum (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is an endoparasitoid and an efficient biological control agent which attacks larvae of Brontispa longissima, a serious insect pest of Palmae plants in China. Odorant binding proteins (OBPs) are believed to be important for transporting semiochemicals through the aqueous sensillar lymph to the olfactory receptor cells within the insect antennal sensilla. No previous study has reported on OBPs in A. hispinarum. In this study, we conducted the large… CONTINUE READING