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Molecular biology and genetics of the Lepidoptera /
edited by Marian R. Goldsmith, František Marec.
imprint
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2010.
description
xv, 362 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
ISBN
1420060147 (alk. paper), 9781420060140 (alk. paper)
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Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2010.
isbn
1420060147 (alk. paper)
9781420060140 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
7021694
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Putting the spotlight on the second most numerous order of insects living today, this book provides a summary of cutting-edge studies of the Lepidopteraas an organism in and of itself and as model systems. Leading researchers discuss symbiosis, genomes, sex determination, natural products, ecophysiology, sensory systems, pest control, the sterile insect technique, immunity, and evolution development. Understanding the biology and genetics of butterflies and moths may lead to new species-selective methods of control, saving billions of dollars in pesticide use and protecting environmental and human health, making the sections on pest control and the sterile insect technique extremely important.
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Putting the spotlight on the second most numerous order of insects living today, this text provides a summary of cutting-edge studies of the Lepidoptera as an organism in and of itself and as model systems.
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Putting the spotlight on the second most numerous order of insects living today, this book provides a summary of cutting-edge studies of the Lepidoptera as an organism in and of itself and as model systems. Leading researchers discuss symbiosis, genomes, sex determination, natural products, ecophysiology, sensory systems, pest control, the sterile insect technique, immunity, and evolution development.
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Numerous and charismatic, the Lepidoptera is one of the most widely studied groups of invertebrates. Advances in molecular tools and genomic techniques have reduced the need for large sizes and mass-rearing, and lepidopteran model systems are increasingly used to illuminate broad-based experimental questions as well as those peculiar to butterflies and moths. Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidopterapresents a wide-ranging collection of studies on the Lepidoptera, treating them as specialized insects with distinctive features and as model systems for carrying out cutting-edge research. Leading researchers provide an evolutionary framework for placing moths and butterflies on the Tree of Life. The book covers progress in deciphering the silkworm genome and unraveling lepidopteran sex chromosomes. It features new information on sex determination, evolution, and the development of butterfly wing patterns, eyes, vision, circadian clocks, chemoreceptors, and sexual communication. The contributors discuss the genetics and molecular biology of plant host range and prospects for controlling the major crop pest genus Helicoverpa. They also explore the rise of insecticide resistance, the innate immune response, lepidopteran minihosts for testing human pathogens and antibiotics, and the use of intrahemocoelic toxins for control. The book concludes with coverage of polyDNA virus-carrying parasitoid wasps, and the cloning of the first virus resistance gene in the silkworm. Understanding the biology and genetics of butterflies and moths may lead to new species-selective methods of control, saving billions of dollars in pesticide use and protecting environmental and human health-making the sections on strategies for pest management extremely important. This book will open up new paths to the research literature for a broad audience, including entomologists, evolutionary and systematic biologists, geneticists, physiologists, biochemists, and molecular biologists.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
About the Editorsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Evolutionary Framework for Lepidoptera Model Systemsp. 1
Recent Progress in Silkworm Genetics and Genomicsp. 25
Rise and Fall of the W Chromosome in Lepidopterap. 49
Sex Chromosomes and Sex Determination in Bombyx morip. 65
Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics of Butterfly Wing Patterns: Focus on Bicyclus anynana Eyespotsp. 89
Prospects for Locating Adaptive Genes in Lepidopteran Genomes: A Case Study of Butterfly Color Patternsp. 105
Molecular and Physiological Innovations of Butterfly Eyesp. 121
Lepidopteran Circadian Clocks: From Molecules to Behaviorp. 137
Lepidopteran Chemoreceptorsp. 153
Sexual Communication in Lepidoptera: A Need for Wedding Genetics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biologyp. 169
Genetics of Host Range in Lepidopterap. 195
Genetics and Molecular Biology of the Major Crop Pest Genus Helicoverpap. 219
Molecular Genetics of Insecticide Resistance in Lepidopterap. 239
Innate Immune Responses of Manduca Sextap. 271
Lepidopterans as Model Mini-Hosts for Human Pathogens and as a Resource for Peptide Antibioticsp. 293
Intrahemocoelic Toxins for Lepidopteran Pest Managementp. 307
The Interactions between Polydnavirus-Carrying Parasitoids and Their Lepidopteran Hostsp. 321
Densovirus Resistance in Bombyx morip. 337
Indexp. 349
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