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Insect Molecular Genetics

Insect Molecular Genetics Book
Author : Marjorie A. Hoy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-04-09
ISBN : 0240821319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insect Molecular Genetics, Third Edition, summarizes and synthesizes two rather disparate disciplines—entomology and molecular genetics. This volume provides an introduction to the techniques and literature of molecular genetics; defines terminology; and reviews concepts, principles, and applications of these powerful tools. The world of insect molecular genetics, once dominated by Drosophila, has become much more diverse, especially with the sequencing of multiple arthropod genomes (from spider mites to mosquitoes). This introduction includes discussion of honey bees, mosquitoes, flour beetles, silk moths, fruit flies, aphids, house flies, kissing bugs, cicadas, butterflies, tsetse flies and armyworms. This book serves as both a foundational text and a review of a rapidly growing literature. With fully revised and updated chapters, the third edition will be a valuable addition to the personal libraries of entomologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists. Up-to-date references to important review articles, websites, and seminal citations in the disciplines Well crafted and instructive illustrations integral to explaining the techniques of molecular genetics Glossary of terms to help beginners learn the vocabulary of molecular biology

Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Book
Author : Lawrence Irwin Gilbert
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0123847478
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The publication of the extensive seven-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science. One of the most swiftly moving areas in entomological and comparative research is molecular biology, and this volume, Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, is designed for those who desire a comprehensive yet concise work on important aspects of this topic. This volume contains ten fully revised or rewritten chapters from the original series as well as five completely new chapters on topics such as insect immunology, insect genomics, RNAi, and molecular biology of circadian rhythms and circadian behavior. The topics included are key to an understanding of insect development, with emphasis on the cuticle, digestive properties, and the transport of lipids; extensive and integrated chapters on cytochrome P450s; and the role of transposable elements in the developmental processes as well as programmed cell death. This volume will be of great value to senior investigators, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and advanced undergraduate research students. It can also be used as a reference for graduate courses and seminars on the topic. Chapters will also be valuable to the applied biologist or entomologist, providing the requisite understanding necessary for probing the more applied research areas related to insect control. Topics specially selected by the editor-in-chief of the original major reference work Fully revised and new contributions bring together the latest research in the rapidly moving fields of insect molecular biology and insect biochemistry, including coverage of development, physiology, immunity and proteomics Full-color provides readers with clear, useful illustrations to highlight important research findings

Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Book
Author : Dhiraj Kumar,Chengliang Gong
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-04-03
ISBN : 331961343X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview on the basics in insect molecular biology and presents the most recent developments in several fields such as insect genomics and proteomics, insect pathology and applications of insect derived compounds in modern research. The book aims to provide a common platform for the molecular entomologist to stimulate further research in insect molecular biology and biotechnology. Insects are one of the most versatile groups of the animal kingdom. Due to their large population sizes and adaptability since long they attract researchers’ interest as efficient resource for agricultural and biotechnological purposes. Several economically important insects such as Silkworms, Honey Bee, Lac and Drosophila or Termites were established as invertebrate model organisms. Starting with the era of genetic engineering, a broad range of molecular and genetic tools have been developed to study the molecular biology of these insects in detail and thus opened up a new horizon for multidisciplinary research. Nowadays, insect derived products are widely used in biomedical and biotechnology industries. The book targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, biotechnology and entomology.

Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology

Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology Book
Author : Klaus H. Hoffmann
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-12-19
ISBN : 1482231891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insects represent the most abundant and diverse animal group on Earth. The number of described species is more than one million and up to ten million are estimated. Insects have one of the widest distributions in the world because they have adapted to extreme ranges of environments.Molecular ecology studies ecological processes based on the analysi

Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Book
Author : Dhiraj Kumar,Chengliang Gong
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-03-31
ISBN : 9783319613420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview on the basics in insect molecular biology and presents the most recent developments in several fields such as insect genomics and proteomics, insect pathology and applications of insect derived compounds in modern research. The book aims to provide a common platform for the molecular entomologist to stimulate further research in insect molecular biology and biotechnology. Insects are one of the most versatile groups of the animal kingdom. Due to their large population sizes and adaptability since long they attract researchers’ interest as efficient resource for agricultural and biotechnological purposes. Several economically important insects such as Silkworms, Honey Bee, Lac and Drosophila or Termites were established as invertebrate model organisms. Starting with the era of genetic engineering, a broad range of molecular and genetic tools have been developed to study the molecular biology of these insects in detail and thus opened up a new horizon for multidisciplinary research. Nowadays, insect derived products are widely used in biomedical and biotechnology industries. The book targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, biotechnology and entomology.

Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Book
Author : Dhiraj Kumar,Chengliang Gong
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-01-04
ISBN : 9783030096601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview on the basics in insect molecular biology and presents the most recent developments in several fields such as insect genomics and proteomics, insect pathology and applications of insect derived compounds in modern research. The book aims to provide a common platform for the molecular entomologist to stimulate further research in insect molecular biology and biotechnology. Insects are one of the most versatile groups of the animal kingdom. Due to their large population sizes and adaptability since long they attract researchers’ interest as efficient resource for agricultural and biotechnological purposes. Several economically important insects such as Silkworms, Honey Bee, Lac and Drosophila or Termites were established as invertebrate model organisms. Starting with the era of genetic engineering, a broad range of molecular and genetic tools have been developed to study the molecular biology of these insects in detail and thus opened up a new horizon for multidisciplinary research. Nowadays, insect derived products are widely used in biomedical and biotechnology industries. The book targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, biotechnology and entomology.

The Molecular Biology of Insect Disease Vectors

The Molecular Biology of Insect Disease Vectors Book
Author : J.M. Crampton,C.B. Beard,C. Louis
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400915357
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Only one generation ago, entomology was a proudly isolated discipline. In Comstock Hall, the building of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University where I was first introduced to experimental science in the laboratory of Tom Eisner, those of us interested in the chemistry of life felt like interlopers. In the 35 years that have elapsed since then, all of biology has changed, and entomology with it. Arrogant molecular biologists and resentful classical biologists might think that what has happened is a hostile take-over of biology by molecular biology. But they are wrong. More and more we now understand that the events were happier and much more exciting, amounting to a new synthesis. Molecular Biology, which was initially focused on the simplest of organisms, bacteria and viruses, broke out of its confines after the initial fundamental questions were answered - the structure of DNA, the genetic code, the nature of regulatory genes - and, importantly, as its methods became more and more generally applicable. The recombinant DNA revo lution of the 1970s, the development of techniques for sequencing macromolecules, the polymerase chain reaction, new molecular methods of genetic analysis, all brought molecular biology face to face with the infinite complexity and the exuber ant diversity of life. Molecular biology itself stopped being an isolated diScipline, pre occupied with the universal laws of life, and became an approach to addressing fas cinating specific problems from every field of biology.

Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera

Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera Book
Author : Marian R. Goldsmith,Frantisek Marec
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 9781420060201
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Lepidoptera presents 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.

Genetics and Molecular Biology of Rhythms in Drosophila and Other Insects

Genetics and Molecular Biology of Rhythms in Drosophila and Other Insects Book
Author : Jeffrey C. Hall
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2003-02-21
ISBN : 9780120176489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biological rhythms, such as the sleep-wake cycle or circadian clock, are an intriguing aspect of biology. The regulation of daily rhythmicity has long been a mystery, up until the mid-1980's when a key gene in the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster, was molecularly identified. Genetic and molecular chronobiology of Drosophila has been a driving force in this field of inquiry ever since. This book describes and evaluates all of the studies of this sort, discussing the manner by which these investigations have spread out in various directions of rhythmic biology, including genetic and molecular approaches used on other insect species. * Discusses rhythm genetics in insects, from early investigations to current state-of-the-art * Presents all relevant mutants and genes * Highlights the mystery of the "clock mechanism" in full detail including the remaining puzzles to be solved

The Molecular Biology of Insect Disease Vectors

The Molecular Biology of Insect Disease Vectors Book
Author : Julian Crampton,Charles Beard,C. Louis
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-11-20
ISBN : 9789401071857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Only one generation ago, entomology was a proudly isolated discipline. In Comstock Hall, the building of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University where I was first introduced to experimental science in the laboratory of Tom Eisner, those of us interested in the chemistry of life felt like interlopers. In the 35 years that have elapsed since then, all of biology has changed, and entomology with it. Arrogant molecular biologists and resentful classical biologists might think that what has happened is a hostile take-over of biology by molecular biology. But they are wrong. More and more we now understand that the events were happier and much more exciting, amounting to a new synthesis. Molecular Biology, which was initially focused on the simplest of organisms, bacteria and viruses, broke out of its confines after the initial fundamental questions were answered - the structure of DNA, the genetic code, the nature of regulatory genes - and, importantly, as its methods became more and more generally applicable. The recombinant DNA revo lution of the 1970s, the development of techniques for sequencing macromolecules, the polymerase chain reaction, new molecular methods of genetic analysis, all brought molecular biology face to face with the infinite complexity and the exuber ant diversity of life. Molecular biology itself stopped being an isolated diScipline, pre occupied with the universal laws of life, and became an approach to addressing fas cinating specific problems from every field of biology.

Insect Hormones

Insect Hormones Book
Author : Gerald Litwack
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2005-12-19
ISBN : 9780127098739
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Insect biochemistry and molecular genetics have become enormously important sciences. Molecular genetics of drosophila has paced mammalian genetics and has facilitated many advances in mammalian genetics. Moreover, many life-threatening diseases for man are now carried chiefly by insects and our increasing knowledge of the basic science of insects may help to control these diseases. There is no more important facet of insect science than insect hormones, the agents that allow for communication between cells and tissues. This volume updates important areas of this subject, namely: hormonal control of ecdysis; ecdysone receptors in agriculture and medicine; molecular structure of the receptor ligand binding site of ecdysone; a molecular genetic approach to the biosynthesis of the molting hormone; non-steroidal ecdysone agonists; molecular actions of juvenile hormone in drosophila, and insect neuropeptide receptors.

Advances in Insect Physiology

Advances in Insect Physiology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 1994-10-26
ISBN : 9780080579214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Insect physiology is currently undergoing a revolution with the increased application of molecular biological techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the physiological responses to insect cells. Advances in Insect Physiology has instituted a commitment to the publication of high quality reviews on molecular biology and molecular genetics in areas where they provide an increased understanding of physiological processes in insects. Volume 25 contains increased coverage on the molecular biology of insect physiology.

Insect Molecular Science

Insect Molecular Science Book
Author : Royal Entomological Society of London. Symposium,Royal Entomological Society of London
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection of papers highlights how the molecular sciences may be used to further our understanding of insect biology. It includes a collection of symposium papers describing the methodologies involved in creating transgenic insects, as well as an overview of the field.

Annual Plant Reviews Insect Plant Interactions

Annual Plant Reviews  Insect Plant Interactions Book
Author : Claudia Voelckel,Georg Jander
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-05-02
ISBN : 1118829808
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This latest volume in Wiley Blackwell’s prestigious AnnualPlant Reviews brings together articles that describe thebiochemical, genetic, and ecological aspects of plant interactionswith insect herbivores.. The biochemistry section of thisoutstanding volume includes reviews highlighting significantfindings in the area of plant signalling cascades, recognition ofherbivore-associated molecular patterns, sequestration of plantdefensive metabolites and perception of plant semiochemicals byinsects. Chapters in the genetics section are focused on geneticmapping of herbivore resistance traits and the analysis oftranscriptional responses in both plants and insects. The ecologysection includes chapters that describe plant-insect interactionsat a higher level, including multitrophic interactions,investigations of the cost-benefit paradigm and the altitudinalniche-breadth hypothesis, and a re-evaluation of co-evolution inthe light of recent molecular research. Written by many of the world’s leading researchers inthese subjects, and edited by Claudia Voelckel and Georg Jander,this volume is designed for students and researchers with somebackground in plant molecular biology or ecology, who would like tolearn more about recent advances or obtain a more in-depthunderstanding of this field. This volume will also be ofgreat use and interest to a wide range of plant scientists andentomologists and is an essential purchase for universities andresearch establishments where biological sciences are studied andtaught. To view details of volumes in Annual Plant Reviews, visit: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/apr"www.wiley.com/go/apr/a Also available from Wiley: Plant Defense Dale Walters 9781405175890 Herbicides and Plant Physiology, 2nd Edn Andrew Cobb & John Reade 9781405129350

Comprehensive molecular insect science 2 Development

Comprehensive molecular insect science   2    Development  Book
Author : Lawrence Irwin Gilbert
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Comprehensive molecular insect science 2 Development book written by Lawrence Irwin Gilbert, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Short Views on Insect Genomics and Proteomics

Short Views on Insect Genomics and Proteomics Book
Author : Chandrasekar Raman,Marian R. Goldsmith,Tolulope A. Agunbiade
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-12-10
ISBN : 331924244X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Entomology is a super science, embracing interdisciplinary approaches in genomics, proteomics, and interdependent fields of biochemistry, physiology, molecular entomology, and biotechnology. An urgent need to manage available resources for the benefit of the planet and humankind has led to remarkable progress since publication of the fruit fly genome in 2000. “Short Views on Insect Genomics and Proteomics” presents multiple perspectives of recognized experts from around the world in genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, and immunology, emphasizing fast-moving areas of current research on insects and other arthropods. Concise, accessible, topical reviews include body lice and white fly genome projects, aphid phenotypic plasticity, insect regulatory genomics, the complex tick sialome, protein expression systems, therapeutic potential of insect antimicrobial peptides, nanoparticle insecticides, and novel uses for recombinant and synthetic spider silks.

Insect Biotechnology

Insect Biotechnology Book
Author : Andreas Vilcinskas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-10-27
ISBN : 9789048196418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book provides a fascinating overview about current and sophisticated developments in applied entomology that are powered by molecular biology and that can be summarized under a novel term: insect biotechnology. By analogy with the application of powerful molecular biological tools in medicine (red biotechnology), plant protection (green biotechnology) and industrial processing (white biotechnology), insect biotechnology (yellow biotechnology) provides novel tools and strategies for human welfare and nutrition. Insect Biotechnology has emerged as a prospering discipline with considerable economic potential, and encompasses the use of insect model organisms and insect-derived molecules in medical research as well as in modern plant protection measures.

Molecular genetics of Olfaction and Its Roles in Social Insect Behaviour

Molecular genetics of Olfaction and Its Roles in Social Insect Behaviour Book
Author : Nicharat Swasdipan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Molecular genetics of Olfaction and Its Roles in Social Insect Behaviour book written by Nicharat Swasdipan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Book
Author : Gary Blomquist,Richard Vogt
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-10-09
ISBN : 0128196289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Second Edition, provides an updated and comprehensive review of the biochemistry and molecular biology of insect pheromone biosynthesis and reception. The book ties together historical information with recent discoveries, provides the reader with the current state of the field, and suggests where future research is headed. Written by international experts, many of whom pioneered studies on insect pheromone production and reception, this release updates the 2003 first edition with an emphasis on recent advances in the field. This book will be an important resource for entomologists and molecular biologists studying all areas of insect communication. Offers a historical and contemporary perspective, with a focus on advances over the last 15 years Discusses the molecular and regulatory mechanisms underlying pheromone production/detection, as well as the evolution of these processes across the insects Led by editors with broad expertise in the metabolic pathways of pheromone production and the biochemical and genetic processes of pheromone detection

Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects Book
Author : Marc J Klowden
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-05-15
ISBN : 0124159702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the roles of molecular biology, neuroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. All chapters in the new edition are updated, with major revisions to those covering swiftly evolving areas like endocrine, developmental, behavioral, and nervous systems. The new edition includes the latest details from the literature on hormone receptors, behavioral genetics, insect genomics, neural integration, and much more. Organized according to insect physiological functions, this book is fully updated with the latest and foundational research that has influenced understanding of the patterns and processes of insects and is a valuable addition to the collection of any researcher or student working with insects. There are about 10 quintillion insects in the world divided into more than one million known species, and some scientists believe there may be more than 30 million species. As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The internationally respected third edition of Marc Klowden's standard reference for entomologists and researchers and textbook for insect physiology courses provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Third edition has been updated with new information in almost every chapter and new figures Includes an extensive up-to-date bibliography in each chapter Provides a glossary of common entomological and physiological terms