jewel wasp


Alias: Nasonia vitripennis, Nasonia vitripennis (Walker, 1836)

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  1. Lynch J, Desplan C. Novel modes of localization and function of nanos in the wasp Nasonia. Development. 2010;137:3813-21 pubmed publisher
    ..The wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Nv) undergoes a long germ mode of development very similar to Drosophila, although the molecular ..
  2. Pultz M, Westendorf L, Gale S, Hawkins K, Lynch J, Pitt J, et al. A major role for zygotic hunchback in patterning the Nasonia embryo. Development. 2005;132:3705-15 pubmed
    Developmental genetic analysis has shown that embryos of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis depend more on zygotic gene products to direct axial patterning than do Drosophila embryos...
  3. Savard J, Tautz D, Richards S, Weinstock G, Gibbs R, Werren J, et al. Phylogenomic analysis reveals bees and wasps (Hymenoptera) at the base of the radiation of Holometabolous insects. Genome Res. 2006;16:1334-8 pubmed
    ..We validate our results by meticulous examination of potential confounding factors. Phylogenomic approaches are thus able to resolve long-standing questions about the phylogeny of insects. ..
  4. de Graaf D, Brunain M, Scharlaken B, Peiren N, Devreese B, Ebo D, et al. Two novel proteins expressed by the venom glands of Apis mellifera and Nasonia vitripennis share an ancient C1q-like domain. Insect Mol Biol. 2010;19 Suppl 1:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..searching revealed a strong identity with only two proteins from other insect species: the jewel wasp, Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera), and the green pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera)...
  5. Tian C, Gao B, Fang Q, Ye G, Zhu S. Antimicrobial peptide-like genes in Nasonia vitripennis: a genomic perspective. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:187 pubmed publisher
    ..By using integrated computational approaches to systemically mining the Hymenopteran parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis genome, we establish the first AMP repertoire whose members exhibit extensive sequence and structural ..
  6. Hauser F, Neupert S, Williamson M, Predel R, Tanaka Y, Grimmelikhuijzen C. Genomics and peptidomics of neuropeptides and protein hormones present in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis. J Proteome Res. 2010;9:5296-310 pubmed publisher
    ..Using a bioinformatics approach, we screened the recently sequenced genome of the parasitic wasp, Nasonia vitripennis, for the presence of these signaling molecules and annotated 30 precursor genes encoding 51 different ..
  7. Vicogne J, Pin J, Lardans V, Capron M, Noël C, Dissous C. An unusual receptor tyrosine kinase of Schistosoma mansoni contains a Venus Flytrap module. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2003;126:51-62 pubmed
    ..The preferential localization of SmRTK-1 in sporocyst germinal cells and ovocytes could be in favor of its function in schistosome growth and differentiation...
  8. Lynch J, Brent A, Leaf D, Pultz M, Desplan C. Localized maternal orthodenticle patterns anterior and posterior in the long germ wasp Nasonia. Nature. 2006;439:728-32 pubmed
    ..Here we describe the role of otd in the long germband embryo of the wasp Nasonia vitripennis. We show that Nasonia otd maternal mRNA is localized at both poles of the embryo, and resulting protein ..
  9. Lynch J, Olesnicky E, Desplan C. Regulation and function of tailless in the long germ wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Dev Genes Evol. 2006;216:493-8 pubmed
    ..Here, we describe the expression and function of tailless in a long germ Hymenoptera, the wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Despite the morphological similarities in the mode of development of these two insects, we find major ..

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  1. Olesnicky E, Brent A, Tonnes L, Walker M, Pultz M, Leaf D, et al. A caudal mRNA gradient controls posterior development in the wasp Nasonia. Development. 2006;133:3973-82 pubmed
    ..To this end, we have established the long germ parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis as a model for comparative studies with Drosophila...
  2. Niehuis O, Judson A, Gadau J. Cytonuclear genic incompatibilities cause increased mortality in male F2 hybrids of Nasonia giraulti and N. vitripennis. Genetics. 2008;178:413-26 pubmed publisher
    ..vitripennis cytoplasm account for most of the intrinsic hybrid inviability in this cross. The high mortality rate in F2 hybrids with N. giraulti cytoplasm cannot be explained by the single identified TRDL alone, however. ..
  3. Oliveira D, Werren J, Verhulst E, Giebel J, Kamping A, Beukeboom L, et al. Identification and characterization of the doublesex gene of Nasonia. Insect Mol Biol. 2009;18:315-24 pubmed publisher
    The doublesex (dsx) gene of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis is described and characterized...
  4. Raychoudhury R, Grillenberger B, Gadau J, Bijlsma R, van de Zande L, Werren J, et al. Phylogeography of Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera) indicates a mitochondrial-Wolbachia sweep in North America. Heredity (Edinb). 2010;104:318-26 pubmed publisher
    ..we report evidence of a mitochondrial-Wolbachia sweep in North American populations of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis, a cosmopolitan species and emerging model organism for evolutionary and genetic studies...
  5. Gao B, Zhu S. Identification and characterization of the parasitic wasp Nasonia defensins: positive selection targeting the functional region?. Dev Comp Immunol. 2010;34:659-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Positive selection targeting the antibacterial region of defensins could be a consequence of evolutionary arms race between Nasonia and its pathogens...
  6. Lammers M, Kraaijeveld K, Mariën J, Ellers J. Gene expression changes associated with the evolutionary loss of a metabolic trait: lack of lipogenesis in parasitoids. BMC Genomics. 2019;20:309 pubmed publisher
    ..Earlier research suggests that lack of lipogenesis in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis is caused by changes in gene regulation...
  7. Siebert A, Doucette L, Simpson Haidaris P, Werren J. Parasitoid wasp venom elevates sorbitol and alters expression of metabolic genes in human kidney cells. Toxicon. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    Venom from the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis dramatically elevates sorbitol levels in its natural fly hosts. In humans, sorbitol elevation is associated with complications of diabetes...
  8. Koevoets T, Niehuis O, van de Zande L, Beukeboom L. Hybrid incompatibilities in the parasitic wasp genus Nasonia: negative effects of hemizygosity and the identification of transmission ratio distortion loci. Heredity (Edinb). 2012;108:302-11 pubmed publisher
    ..and locate genomic regions that cause increased mortality rates in hybrid males of the haplodiploid wasps Nasonia vitripennis and Nasonia longicornis...
  9. Desjardins C, Perfectti F, Bartos J, Enders L, Werren J. The genetic basis of interspecies host preference differences in the model parasitoid Nasonia. Heredity (Edinb). 2010;104:270-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Nasonia are parasitic wasps that utilize fly pupae; Nasonia vitripennis is a generalist that parasitizes a diverse set of hosts, whereas Nasonia giraulti specializes in ..
  10. Loehlin D, Enders L, Werren J. Evolution of sex-specific wing shape at the widerwing locus in four species of Nasonia. Heredity (Edinb). 2010;104:260-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The forewings of flightless Nasonia vitripennis males are 2.3 times smaller than males of their flighted sister species N. giraulti...
  11. Frederickx C, Dekeirsschieter J, Verheggen F, Haubruge E. The community of Hymenoptera parasitizing necrophagous Diptera in an urban biotope. J Insect Sci. 2013;13:32 pubmed publisher
    ..were recorded in the field: Aspilota fuscicornis Haliday (Braconidae), Alysia manducator Panzer, Nasonia vitripennis Walker (Pteromalidae), Tachinaephagus zealandicus Ashmead (Encyrtidae), Trichopria sp...
  12. Pannebakker B, Watt R, Knott S, West S, Shuker D. The quantitative genetic basis of sex ratio variation in Nasonia vitripennis: a QTL study. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:12-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we examine the genetic basis of sex ratio variation in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis, a species well known for its response to local mate competition (LMC)...
  13. Yang X, Xu P, Yuan H, Graham R, Wilson K, Wu K. Discovery and characterization of a novel picorna-like RNA virus in the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera. J Invertebr Pathol. 2019;160:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..RdRp) domain, indicated that HaNV clustered with Spodoptera exigua Nora virus, Drosophila Nora virus and Nasonia vitripennis virus-3 with a high bootstrap value (100%), which might indicate a new viral family within the order ..
  14. Semmelmann F, Hofferberth J, Ruther J, Sterner R. Mapping key amino acid residues for the epimerase efficiency and stereospecificity of the sex pheromone biosynthetic short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases of Nasonia. Sci Rep. 2019;9:330 pubmed publisher
    ..use a mixture of (4R,5S)-5-hydroxy-4-decanolide (RS) and 4-methylquinazoline (MQ) as sex pheromones, Nasonia vitripennis evolved (4R,5R)-5-hydroxy-4-decanolide (RR) as an extra sex pheromone component...
  15. Lynch J, Peel A, Drechsler A, Averof M, Roth S. EGF signaling and the origin of axial polarity among the insects. Curr Biol. 2010;20:1042-7 pubmed publisher
    ..the behavior of the oocyte nucleus and the function of EGF signaling components in the ovaries of the wasp Nasonia vitripennis, the beetle Tribolium castaneum, and the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus...
  16. de Graaf D, Aerts M, Brunain M, Desjardins C, Jacobs F, Werren J, et al. Insights into the venom composition of the ectoparasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis from bioinformatic and proteomic studies. Insect Mol Biol. 2010;19 Suppl 1:11-26 pubmed publisher
    With the Nasonia vitripennis genome sequences available, we attempted to determine the proteins present in venom by two different approaches...
  17. Calkins T, Tamborindeguy C, Pietrantonio P. GPCR annotation, G proteins, and transcriptomics of fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) queen and worker brain: An improved view of signaling in an invasive superorganism. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..invicta, Apis mellifera (both eusocial), Nasonia vitripennis (solitary), and the solitary model dipteran Drosophila melanogaster will facilitate comparative ..
  18. Kraaijeveld K, Oostra V, Liefting M, Wertheim B, de Meijer E, Ellers J. Regulatory and sequence evolution in response to selection for improved associative learning ability in Nasonia vitripennis. BMC Genomics. 2018;19:892 pubmed publisher
    ..characterize the genomic and the transcriptomic basis of associative learning ability in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis and use gene network analysis to link the two...
  19. Yan Z, Fang Q, Tian Y, Wang F, Chen X, Werren J, et al. Mitochondrial DNA and their nuclear copies in the parasitic wasp Pteromalus puparum: A comparative analysis in Chalcidoidea. Int J Biol Macromol. 2019;121:572-579 pubmed publisher
    ..NUMTs abundance in P. puparum is only one-twelfth of that in its relative, Nasonia vitripennis. Based on phylogenetic analysis, we provide evidence that a faster nuclear degradation rate contributes to ..
  20. Hamm D, Bondra E, Harrison M. Transcriptional activation is a conserved feature of the early embryonic factor Zelda that requires a cluster of four zinc fingers for DNA binding and a low-complexity activation domain. J Biol Chem. 2015;290:3508-18 pubmed publisher
    ..sequence conservation within this domain, ZLD orthologs from Drosophila virilis, Anopheles gambiae, and Nasonia vitripennis activate transcription in D. melanogaster cells...
  21. Werren J, Cohen L, Gadau J, Ponce R, Baudry E, Lynch J. Dissection of the complex genetic basis of craniofacial anomalies using haploid genetics and interspecies hybrids in Nasonia wasps. Dev Biol. 2016;415:391-405 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we present hybrid haploid males of the wasp species pair Nasonia vitripennis and Nasonia giraulti, which have distinct male head morphologies, as a genetic model of craniofacial ..
  22. Mair M, Seifert N, Ruther J. Previous Interspecific Courtship Impairs Female Receptivity to Conspecifics in the Parasitoid Wasp Nasonia longicornis But Not in N. vitripennis. Insects. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..We investigate the ability of females of the two parasitoid wasp species Nasonia vitripennis (Nv) and N...
  23. de Bruijn J, Vet L, Jongsma M, Smid H. Automated high-throughput individual tracking system for insect behavior: Applications on memory retention in parasitic wasps. J Neurosci Methods. 2018;309:208-217 pubmed publisher
    ..two very different parasitic wasp species, the larval parasitoid Cotesia glomerata and the pupal parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis, and has proven to be highly suitable for testing memory retention in both these species...
  24. Lynch J. The expanding genetic toolbox of the wasp Nasonia vitripennis and its relatives. Genetics. 2015;199:897-904 pubmed publisher
    ..This article describes the genetic and genomic advantages of Nasonia wasps and the resources available for their genetic analysis. ..
  25. Charabidze D, Hedouin V. A safe, free and efficient way to control Nasonia vitripennis, a common pest in forensic entomology laboratories. Forensic Sci Int. 2014;245:63-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Nasonia vitripennis Walker (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is a parasitoid of necrophagous blowflies. Its presence in a forensic entomology laboratory can be extremely damaging to samples and can compromise the PMI estimation...
  26. Davies N, Tauber E. WaspAtlas: a Nasonia vitripennis gene database and analysis platform. Database (Oxford). 2015;2015: pubmed publisher
    b>Nasonia vitripennis is a parasitoid wasp which is becoming an important model organism for parasitism, epigenetics, evolutionary and developmental genetics...
  27. Li Y, Zhang L, Zhang Q, Chen H, Denlinger D. Host diapause status and host diets augmented with cryoprotectants enhance cold hardiness in the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis. J Insect Physiol. 2014;70:8-14 pubmed publisher
    ..In the experiments reported here we use the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis as a model to evaluate manipulations that may be capable of enhancing the wasp's cold tolerance...
  28. Frederickx C, Dekeirsschieter J, Verheggen F, Haubruge E. Depth and type of substrate influence the ability of Nasonia vitripennis to locate a host. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:58 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we investigated the ability of a pupal parasitoid, Nasonia vitripennis Walker (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), to penetrate and kill fly pupae located at different depths of the ..
  29. Özüak O, Buchta T, Roth S, Lynch J. Dorsoventral polarity of the Nasonia embryo primarily relies on a BMP gradient formed without input from Toll. Curr Biol. 2014;24:2393-8 pubmed publisher
    ..order to understand the origin of the novelty of the Drosophila system, we have examined DV patterning in Nasonia vitripennis (Nv), a representative of the Hymenoptera and thus the most ancient branch points within the Holometabola...
  30. Larracuente A, Ferree P. Simple method for fluorescence DNA in situ hybridization to squashed chromosomes. J Vis Exp. 2015;:52288 pubmed publisher
    ..different repetitive sequences to squashed chromosomes from Drosophila melanogaster neural cells and Nasonia vitripennis spermatocytes...
  31. Siebert A, Wheeler D, Werren J. A new approach for investigating venom function applied to venom calreticulin in a parasitoid wasp. Toxicon. 2015;107:304-16 pubmed publisher
    ..The vRNAi/eRNA-Seq approach is applied to the venom calreticulin component (v-crc) of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Parasitoids are common, venomous animals that inject venom proteins into host insects, where they modulate ..
  32. Kazemian M, Suryamohan K, Chen J, Zhang Y, Samee M, Halfon M, et al. Evidence for deep regulatory similarities in early developmental programs across highly diverged insects. Genome Biol Evol. 2014;6:2301-20 pubmed publisher
    ..diverged (250-350 Myr) insect species including Anopheles gambiae, Tribolium castaneum, Apis mellifera, and Nasonia vitripennis. In Drosophila, we have successfully used small sets of known CRMs as "training data" to guide the search ..
  33. Boulton R, Shuker D. A sex allocation cost to polyandry in a parasitoid wasp. Biol Lett. 2015;11:20150205 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we present evidence of a novel cost of polyandry: disrupted sex allocation. In Nasonia vitripennis, a species that is monandrous in the wild but engages in polyandry under laboratory culture conditions, ..
  34. Gupta S, Kupper M, Ratzka C, Feldhaar H, Vilcinskas A, Gross R, et al. Scrutinizing the immune defence inventory of Camponotus floridanus applying total transcriptome sequencing. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:540 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast to solitary insects like Drosophila or the hymenopteran Nasonia vitripennis, the number of genes encoding pattern recognition receptors specific for bacterial peptidoglycan (PGN) and ..
  35. Martinson E, Martinson V, Edwards R, Mrinalini -, Werren J. Laterally Transferred Gene Recruited as a Venom in Parasitoid Wasps. Mol Biol Evol. 2016;33:1042-52 pubmed publisher
    ..RNAi knockdown in the model parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis reveals that-following envenomation-the GH19 chitinase induces fly hosts to upregulate genes involved in an ..
  36. Whitehorn P, Cook N, Blackburn C, Gill S, Green J, Shuker D. Sex allocation theory reveals a hidden cost of neonicotinoid exposure in a parasitoid wasp. Proc Biol Sci. 2015;282:20150389 pubmed publisher
    ..allocation theory helps uncover an otherwise hidden cost of neonicotinoid exposure in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Female N. vitripennis allocate the sex of their offspring in line with Local Mate Competition (LMC) theory...
  37. Wang X, Werren J, Clark A. Genetic and epigenetic architecture of sex-biased expression in the jewel wasps Nasonia vitripennis and giraulti. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:E3545-54 pubmed publisher
    ..and whole-genome bisulfite sequencing of adult females and males from two closely related parasitoid wasps, Nasonia vitripennis and Nasonia giraulti. More than 75% of expressed genes displayed significantly sex-biased expression...
  38. Schurmann D, Kugel D, Steidle J. Early memory in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2015;201:375-83 pubmed publisher
    We studied early memory in Nasonia vitripennis, a parasitoid of fly pupae and emerging model organism for ecological questions in the context of learning...
  39. Boulton R, Shuker D. The costs and benefits of multiple mating in a mostly monandrous wasp. Evolution. 2015;69:939-49 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we consider the costs and benefits of polyandry in Nasonia vitripennis, a species of parasitoid wasp that is "mostly monandrous" in the wild, but which evolves polyandry under ..
  40. Zhang S, Kong X, Wang H, Zhou G, Yu J, Liu F, et al. Sensory and immune genes identification and analysis in a widely used parasitoid wasp Trichogramma dendrolimi (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Insect Sci. 2016;23:417-29 pubmed publisher
    ..Sequence comparison indicate that T. dendrolimi sequences are very similar to those of another parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis. Then the olfactory, vision, and immune-related gene families were identified, and phylogenetic analyses ..
  41. Cook N, Trivedi U, Pannebakker B, Blaxter M, Ritchie M, Tauber E, et al. Oviposition but Not Sex Allocation Is Associated with Transcriptomic Changes in Females of the Parasitoid Wasp Nasonia vitripennis. G3 (Bethesda). 2015;5:2885-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we consider the genetic basis of sex allocation behavior in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis using a transcriptomics approach...
  42. Zhu Y, Ye X, Liu Y, Yan Z, Stanley D, Ye G, et al. A Venom Gland Extracellular Chitin-Binding-Like Protein from Pupal Endoparasitoid Wasps, Pteromalus Puparum, Selectively Binds Chitin. Toxins (Basel). 2015;7:5098-113 pubmed publisher
    ..peritrophic matrix proteins in selected insects revealed that the CBD of PpCBP clustered with the CBD of Nasonia vitripennis. The PpCBP is specifically expressed in the venom apparatus of P. puparum, mostly in the venom gland...
  43. Ruther J, McCaw J, Böcher L, Pothmann D, Putz I. Pheromone diversification and age-dependent behavioural plasticity decrease interspecific mating costs in Nasonia. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e89214 pubmed publisher
    ..Males of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis differ from all other Nasonia species by an additional sex pheromone component, but the ecological ..
  44. Li Y, Zhang L, Chen H, Koštál V, Simek P, Moos M, et al. Shifts in metabolomic profiles of the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis associated with elevated cold tolerance induced by the parasitoid's diapause, host diapause and host diet augmented with proline. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2015;63:34-46 pubmed publisher
    The ectoparasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis can enhance its cold tolerance by exploiting a maternally-induced larval diapause...
  45. Danneels E, Formesyn E, de Graaf D. Exploring the Potential of Venom from Nasonia vitripennis as Therapeutic Agent with High-Throughput Screening Tools. Toxins (Basel). 2015;7:2051-70 pubmed publisher
    The venom from the ectoparasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) contains at least 80 different proteins and possibly even more peptides or other small chemical compounds, demonstrating its appealing therapeutic ..
  46. Pannebakker B, Trivedi U, Blaxter M, Blaxter M, Watt R, Shuker D. The transcriptomic basis of oviposition behaviour in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e68608 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we consider transcriptomic changes associated with oviposition in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Oviposition is a key behaviour for parasitoids, as females are faced with a variety of decisions that will ..
  47. Ferree P, Fang C, Mastrodimos M, Hay B, Amrhein H, Akbari O. Identification of Genes Uniquely Expressed in the Germ-Line Tissues of the Jewel Wasp Nasonia vitripennis. G3 (Bethesda). 2015;5:2647-53 pubmed publisher
    The jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis is a rising model organism for the study of haplo-diploid reproduction characteristic of hymenopteran insects, which include all wasps, bees, and ants...
  48. Davies N, Krusche P, Tauber E, Ott S. Analysis of 5' gene regions reveals extraordinary conservation of novel non-coding sequences in a wide range of animals. BMC Evol Biol. 2015;15:227 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study we use the emerging model organism Nasonia vitripennis, a parasitic wasp, in a comparative analysis against 12 insect genomes to identify deeply conserved non-..
  49. Cunningham C, Ji L, Wiberg R, Shelton J, McKinney E, Parker D, et al. The Genome and Methylome of a Beetle with Complex Social Behavior, Nicrophorus vespilloides (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Genome Biol Evol. 2015;7:3383-96 pubmed publisher
    ..vespilloides are also methylated in the hymentopteran Nasonia vitripennis. The addition of this genome adds a coleopteran resource to answer questions about the evolution and ..
  50. Watanabe T, Takeuchi H, Kubo T. Structural diversity and evolution of the N-terminal isoform-specific region of ecdysone receptor-A and -B1 isoforms in insects. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:40 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the novel microdomain in the isoform-specific region of the holometabolous insect EcR-B1 isoform suggests that the holometabolous insect EcR-B1 acquired additional transcriptional regulation mechanisms. ..
  51. Zhu K, Gao B, Zhu S. Characterization of a chimeric antimicrobial peptide uncovers evolutionary significance of exon-shuffling. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012;428:360-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Intriguingly, in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis its members (termed nabaecin-1 to -3) have gained a carboxyl terminal glycine-rich antimicrobial unit ..
  52. Zhu S, Peigneur S, Gao B, Umetsu Y, Ohki S, Tytgat J. Experimental conversion of a defensin into a neurotoxin: implications for origin of toxic function. Mol Biol Evol. 2014;31:546-59 pubmed publisher
    ..The experimental strategy is the first employed to establish an evolutionary relationship of two distantly related protein families. ..
  53. Mayer C, Sann M, Donath A, Meixner M, Podsiadlowski L, Peters R, et al. BaitFisher: A Software Package for Multispecies Target DNA Enrichment Probe Design. Mol Biol Evol. 2016;33:1875-86 pubmed publisher
    ..of 24 apoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae, Sphecidae) from the 1KITE project and the gene models of Nasonia vitripennis, we inferred 57,650, 120-bp-long baits for capturing 378 coding sequence sections of 282 genes in apoid ..
  54. Sereno A, Salvo A, Battán Horenstein M. Trophic interactions between parasitoids and necrophagous flies in Central Argentina. Acta Trop. 2016;162:229-232 pubmed publisher
    ..Sarcophagidae was the most abundant family, represented by two species, followed by Calliphoridae. Nasonia vitripennis Ashmead (Hymenoptera) was the most abundant species and was collected from a wider variety of hosts...
  55. Li M, Bui M, Akbari O. Embryo Microinjection and Transplantation Technique for Nasonia vitripennis Genome Manipulation. J Vis Exp. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    The jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis has emerged as an effective model system for the study of processes including sex determination, haplo-diploid sex determination, venom synthesis, and host-symbiont interactions, among others...
  56. Shimizu Y, Mukai A, Goto S. Cell cycle arrest in the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis in larval diapause. J Insect Physiol. 2018;106:147-152 pubmed publisher
    ..the present study, we investigated developmental and cell cycle arrest in diapause larvae of the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Developmental and cell cycle arrest occur in the early fourth instar larval stage of N...
  57. Li M, Au L, Douglah D, Chong A, White B, Ferree P, et al. Generation of heritable germline mutations in the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis using CRISPR/Cas9. Sci Rep. 2017;7:901 pubmed publisher efficient protocol for the generation of heritable germline mutations in the parasitoid jewel wasp, Nasonia vitripennis, a rising insect model organism for the study of evolution, development of axis pattern formation, venom ..
  58. Guo D, Luo J, Zhou Y, Xiao H, He K, Yin C, et al. ACE: an efficient and sensitive tool to detect insecticide resistance-associated mutations in insect acetylcholinesterase from RNA-Seq data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2017;18:330 pubmed publisher
    ..The wasp Nasonia vitripennis had a low frequency of resistant reads (<5%), but the agricultural pests Chilo suppressalis and Bemisia ..
  59. Sim A, Wheeler D. The venom gland transcriptome of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis highlights the importance of novel genes in venom function. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:571 pubmed publisher
    Prior to egg laying the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis envenomates its pupal host with a complex mixture of venom peptides...
  60. Rago A, Gilbert D, Choi J, Sackton T, Wang X, Kelkar Y, et al. OGS2: genome re-annotation of the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:678 pubmed publisher
    b>Nasonia vitripennis is an emerging insect model system with haplodiploid genetics. It holds a key position within the insect phylogeny for comparative, evolutionary and behavioral genetic studies. The draft genomes for N...
  61. Brandstetter B, Ruther J. An insect with a delta-12 desaturase, the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis, benefits from nutritional supply with linoleic acid. Naturwissenschaften. 2016;103:40 pubmed publisher
    ..While vertebrates depend on a nutritional supply, some invertebrates, including the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis, are able to synthesize LA from oleic acid (OA; C18:1(?9))...
  62. Li Y, Jing X, Aldrich J, Clifford C, Chen J, Akbari O, et al. Unique sequence organization and small RNA expression of a "selfish" B chromosome. Chromosoma. 2017;126:753-768 pubmed publisher
    ..B chromosome known as paternal sex ratio (PSR), which is present in natural populations of the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis. To facilitate its own transmission, PSR severely biases the sex ratio by disrupting early chromatin ..
  63. Rosenberg M, Brent A, Payre F, Desplan C. Dual mode of embryonic development is highlighted by expression and function of Nasonia pair-rule genes. elife. 2014;3:e01440 pubmed publisher
    ..DOI: ..
  64. Newton I, Clark M, Kent B, Bordenstein S, Qu J, Richards S, et al. Comparative Genomics of Two Closely Related Wolbachia with Different Reproductive Effects on Hosts. Genome Biol Evol. 2016;8:1526-42 pubmed publisher
    ..induces a sperm-egg incompatibility (also known as cytoplasmic incompatibility) in the parasitoid insect Nasonia vitripennis, whereas wUni causes parthenogenetic development in a different parasitoid, Muscidifurax uniraptor Although ..
  65. Shaina H, UlAbdin Z, Webb B, Arif M, Jamil A. De novo sequencing and transcriptome analysis of venom glands of endoparasitoid Aenasius arizonensis (Girault) (=Aenasius bambawalei Hayat) (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae). Toxicon. 2016;121:134-144 pubmed publisher
    ..which matched database sequences were mostly homologous to genes from hymenopteran parasitoids such as Nasonia vitripennis, Copidosoma floridanum, Fopius arsenus and Pteromalas puparium. Further analysis of the A...
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