tribolium

Summary

Summary: A genus of small beetles of the family Tenebrionidae; T. confusum is the "confused flour beetle".

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  1. Demuth J, Wade M. Population differentiation in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. II. Haldane'S rule and incipient speciation. Evolution. 2007;61:694-9 pubmed
    ..report the first evidence for HR prior to speciation in crosses between two populations of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, collected 931 km apart in Colombia and Ecuador...
  2. Minakuchi C, Namiki T, Shinoda T. Krüppel homolog 1, an early juvenile hormone-response gene downstream of Methoprene-tolerant, mediates its anti-metamorphic action in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Dev Biol. 2009;325:341-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Mech. Dev. 125, 91-105). Analysis of expression of the homologous gene (TcKr-h1) in the beetle Tribolium castaneum showed that its transcript was continuously present in the larval stage but absent in the pupal stage...
  3. Bolognesi R, Fischer T, Brown S. Loss of Tc-arrow and canonical Wnt signaling alters posterior morphology and pair-rule gene expression in the short-germ insect, Tribolium castaneum. Dev Genes Evol. 2009;219:369-75 pubmed publisher
    Wnt signaling has been implicated in posterior patterning in short-germ insects, including the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum (Bolognesi et al...
  4. Olivero Verbel J, Nerio L, Stashenko E. Bioactivity against Tribolium castaneum Herbst (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Cymbopogon citratus and Eucalyptus citriodora essential oils grown in Colombia. Pest Manag Sci. 2010;66:664-8 pubmed publisher
    ..and Eucalyptus citriodora Hook grown in Colombia were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and tested for repellent activity and contact toxicity against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst.) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
  5. Tan A, Palli S. Ecdysone [corrected] receptor isoforms play distinct roles in controlling molting and metamorphosis in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2008;291:42-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, two isoforms each of EcR and USP have been identified...
  6. Freitak D, Knorr E, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A. Gender- and stressor-specific microRNA expression in Tribolium castaneum. Biol Lett. 2012;8:860-3 pubmed publisher
    ..in regulation of physiological adaptations to environmental stress in insects, we selected the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum as a model...
  7. Yokoi K, Koyama H, Ito W, Minakuchi C, Tanaka T, Miura K. Involvement of NF-?B transcription factors in antimicrobial peptide gene induction in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:342-51 pubmed publisher
    We previously demonstrated that Tribolium castaneum antimicrobical peptide (AMP) genes can be classified to IMD-dependent group I, Toll-dependent group III and co-dependent group II genes besides non-inducible group IV...
  8. Wegner K, Berenos C, Schmid Hempel P. Nonadditive genetic components in resistance of the red flour beetle Tribolium castanaeum against parasite infection. Evolution. 2008;62:2381-92 pubmed publisher
    ..of two resistance traits, survival, and parasite spore load, in population crosses of the red flour beetle Tribolium castanaeum under infections with the microsporidian Nosema whitei...
  9. Beermann A, Schröder R. Sites of Fgf signalling and perception during embryogenesis of the beetle Tribolium castaneum. Dev Genes Evol. 2008;218:153-67 pubmed publisher
    ..In the recently sequenced genome of the beetle Tribolium, we identified four Fgf family members representing three subfamilies...

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  1. Posnien N, Koniszewski N, Hein H, Bucher G. Candidate gene screen in the red flour beetle Tribolium reveals six3 as ancient regulator of anterior median head and central complex development. PLoS Genet. 2011;7:e1002416 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we use the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum in order to comprehensively test the function of orthologs of vertebrate neural plate patterning genes ..
  2. Ming Q, Lewis S. Pheromone production by male Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is influenced by diet quality. J Econ Entomol. 2010;103:1915-9 pubmed
    b>Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), the red flour beetle, is a common cosmopolitan pest exploiting a variety of stored products...
  3. Contreras E, Rausell C, Real M. Tribolium castaneum Apolipophorin-III acts as an immune response protein against Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Ba toxic activity. J Invertebr Pathol. 2013;113:209-13 pubmed publisher
    In this study, a 2.1-fold Apolipophorin-III mRNA up-regulation was found in Tribolium castaneum larvae challenged with Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Ba spore-crystal mixture. Knockdown of Apolipophorin-III by RNAi resulted in increased T...
  4. Gillis A, Schuller A, Skordalakes E. Structure of the Tribolium castaneum telomerase catalytic subunit TERT. Nature. 2008;455:633-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we present the high-resolution structure of the Tribolium castaneum catalytic subunit of telomerase, TERT...
  5. Angelini D, Jockusch E. Relationships among pest flour beetles of the genus Tribolium (Tenebrionidae) inferred from multiple molecular markers. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008;46:127-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Flour beetles of the genus Tribolium Macleay (1825) are one group with potential for such comparative studies...
  6. Choe C, Brown S. Evolutionary flexibility of pair-rule patterning revealed by functional analysis of secondary pair-rule genes, paired and sloppy-paired in the short-germ insect, Tribolium castaneum. Dev Biol. 2007;302:281-94 pubmed
    ..In Tribolium, homologs of almost all the eight canonical Drosophila pair-rule genes are expressed in pair-rule domains, but ..
  7. Schröder R, Beermann A, Wittkopp N, Lutz R. From development to biodiversity--Tribolium castaneum, an insect model organism for short germband development. Dev Genes Evol. 2008;218:119-26 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, embryogenesis of the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum displays typical features in anterior patterning, axis and limb formation shared with most insects, ..
  8. Wohlfrom H, Schinko J, Klingler M, Bucher G. Maintenance of segment and appendage primordia by the Tribolium gene knödel. Mech Dev. 2006;123:430-9 pubmed
    ..In a screen for embryonic lethal mutations in the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, we have recovered two alleles of the knödel gene, which result in short, bag-like embryos...
  9. Bäumer D, Trauner J, Hollfelder D, Cerny A, Schoppmeier M. JAK-STAT signalling is required throughout telotrophic oogenesis and short-germ embryogenesis of the beetle Tribolium. Dev Biol. 2011;350:169-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we analysed the functions of Tribolium JAK-STAT signalling factors and of Suppressor Of Cytokine Signalling (SOCS) orthologues, which are known to ..
  10. Posnien N, Bucher G. Formation of the insect head involves lateral contribution of the intercalary segment, which depends on Tc-labial function. Dev Biol. 2010;338:107-16 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that upon Tribolium labial (Tc-lab) knock down, the intercalary segment is deleted but not transformed...
  11. Posnien N, Schinko J, Kittelmann S, Bucher G. Genetics, development and composition of the insect head--a beetle's view. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2010;39:399-410 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we argue that the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum is a well suited model organism to spearhead research with respect to the genetic control of insect ..
  12. Benton M, Akam M, Pavlopoulos A. Cell and tissue dynamics during Tribolium embryogenesis revealed by versatile fluorescence labeling approaches. Development. 2013;140:3210-20 pubmed publisher
    Studies on new arthropod models such as the beetle Tribolium castaneum are shifting our knowledge of embryonic patterning and morphogenesis beyond the Drosophila paradigm...
  13. Riddiford L. How does juvenile hormone control insect metamorphosis and reproduction?. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012;179:477-84 pubmed publisher
    ..in both of these processes based primarily on studies in the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta, the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, the mosquito Aedes aegypti, and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster...
  14. Contreras E, Schoppmeier M, Real M, Rausell C. Sodium solute symporter and cadherin proteins act as Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Ba toxin functional receptors in Tribolium castaneum. J Biol Chem. 2013;288:18013-21 pubmed publisher
    ..sodium solute symporter (TcSSS) have been identified by ligand blot as putative Cry3Ba toxin-binding proteins in Tribolium castaneum (Tc) larvae...
  15. Fedina T, Lewis S. An integrative view of sexual selection in Tribolium flour beetles. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2008;83:151-71 pubmed publisher
    ..all of these sequential reproductive stages this review takes an integrative approach to sexual selection in Tribolium flour beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), a particularly well-studied and economically important model organism...
  16. Shippy T, Tomoyasu Y, Nie W, Brown S, Denell R. Do teashirt family genes specify trunk identity? Insights from the single tiptop/teashirt homolog of Tribolium castaneum. Dev Genes Evol. 2008;218:141-52 pubmed publisher
    ..this issue, we have analyzed the function of Tc-tiotsh, the lone teashirt family member in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum...
  17. Schröder R. vasa mRNA accumulates at the posterior pole during blastoderm formation in the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Dev Genes Evol. 2006;216:277-83 pubmed
    ..Here, I report the isolation of the vasa ortholog from the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, named Tc-vasa, and describe its sequence, its genomic organisation and its expression pattern during ..
  18. Shippy T, Ronshaugen M, Cande J, He J, Beeman R, Levine M, et al. Analysis of the Tribolium homeotic complex: insights into mechanisms constraining insect Hox clusters. Dev Genes Evol. 2008;218:127-39 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, which has a long history in Hox gene research, is thought to have a more ancestral-type Hox cluster ..
  19. Jones A, Sattelle D. The cys-loop ligand-gated ion channel gene superfamily of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. BMC Genomics. 2007;8:327 pubmed publisher
    ..The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, is a major pest of stored agricultural products and is also an important model organism for studying ..
  20. Li B, Beeman R, Park Y. Functions of duplicated genes encoding CCAP receptors in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. J Insect Physiol. 2011;57:1190-7 pubmed publisher
    ..identified two homologous genes, ccapr-1 and ccapr-2, encoding putative CCAP receptors in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum...
  21. Kayukawa T, Tateishi K, Shinoda T. Establishment of a versatile cell line for juvenile hormone signaling analysis in Tribolium castaneum. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1570 pubmed publisher
    The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, has been widely used as a laboratory model for analyzing gene function. In this study, we established a novel cell line (Tc81) from T...
  22. Altincicek B, Elashry A, Guz N, Grundler F, Vilcinskas A, Dehne H. Next generation sequencing based transcriptome analysis of septic-injury responsive genes in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e52004 pubmed publisher
    ..The red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum is a genetically tractable model beetle species and its whole genome sequence has recently been ..
  23. Fischer O, Schmid Hempel P. Selection by parasites may increase host recombination frequency. Biol Lett. 2005;1:193-5 pubmed
    ..we experimentally show that recombination rates across two linkage groups of the host, the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, increase with exposure to the microsporidian parasite, Nosema whitei, particularly when parasites ..
  24. Kordali S, Cakir A, Ozer H, Cakmakci R, Kesdek M, Mete E. Antifungal, phytotoxic and insecticidal properties of essential oil isolated from Turkish Origanum acutidens and its three components, carvacrol, thymol and p-cymene. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:8788-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, O. acutidens oil showed 68.3% and 36.7% mortality against Sitophilus granarius and Tribolium confusum adults, respectively...
  25. Patel M, Farzana L, Robertson L, Hutchinson J, Grubbs N, Shepherd M, et al. The appendage role of insect disco genes and possible implications on the evolution of the maggot larval form. Dev Biol. 2007;309:56-69 pubmed
    ..Interestingly, this appendage role is conserved in the red flour beetle, Tribolium (where legs develop during embryogenesis), yet in the beetle we found no evidence for a head segmentation role...
  26. Peel A, Averof M. Early asymmetries in maternal transcript distribution associated with a cortical microtubule network and a polar body in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. Dev Dyn. 2010;239:2875-87 pubmed publisher
    ..a polar body-associated asymmetry in maternal transcript distribution in pre-blastoderm eggs of the beetle Tribolium castaneum...
  27. Parthasarathy R, Tan A, Bai H, Palli S. Transcription factor broad suppresses precocious development of adult structures during larval-pupal metamorphosis in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Mech Dev. 2008;125:299-313 pubmed
    ..the key roles of br during larval-pupal metamorphosis using RNA interference (RNAi) in a coleopteran insect, Tribolium castaneum. Two major peaks of T...
  28. Siebert K, Lorenzen M, Brown S, Park Y, Beeman R. Tubulin superfamily genes in Tribolium castaneum and the use of a Tubulin promoter to drive transgene expression. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;38:749-55 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified 12 Tubulin family members from the genome sequence of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, and used the promoter from one of these to drive constitutive expression of a transgene...
  29. van der Zee M, Berns N, Roth S. Distinct functions of the Tribolium zerknüllt genes in serosa specification and dorsal closure. Curr Biol. 2005;15:624-36 pubmed
    ..In Drosophila, amnioserosa formation depends on the dorsoventral patterning gene zerknüllt (zen), a derived Hox3 gene...
  30. Contreras E, Rausell C, Real M. Proteome response of Tribolium castaneum larvae to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin producing strains. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e55330 pubmed publisher
    Susceptibility of Tribolium castaneum (Tc) larvae was determined against spore-crystal mixtures of five coleopteran specific and one lepidopteran specific Bacillus thuringiensis Cry toxin producing strains and those containing the ..
  31. Park Y, Aikins J, Wang L, Beeman R, Oppert B, Lord J, et al. Analysis of transcriptome data in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;38:380-6 pubmed publisher
    The whole genome sequence of Tribolium castaneum, a worldwide coleopteran pest of stored products, has recently been determined...
  32. Opit G, Phillips T, Aikins M, Hasan M. Phosphine resistance in Tribolium castaneum and Rhyzopertha dominica from stored wheat in Oklahoma. J Econ Entomol. 2012;105:1107-14 pubmed
    ..phosphine toxicity as in the earlier study, evaluated adults of nine different populations of red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst), and five populations of lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (F...
  33. Brajković J, Feliciello I, Bruvo Mađarić B, Ugarković D. Satellite DNA-like elements associated with genes within euchromatin of the beetle Tribolium castaneum. G3 (Bethesda). 2012;2:931-41 pubmed publisher
    In the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum the major TCAST satellite DNA accounts for 35% of the genome and encompasses the pericentromeric regions of all chromosomes...
  34. Grossmann D, Scholten J, Prpic N. Separable functions of wingless in distal and ventral patterning of the Tribolium leg. Dev Genes Evol. 2009;219:469-79 pubmed publisher
    ..We have studied the role of wg in leg development of the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum...
  35. Vayias B, Athanassiou C, Kavallieratos N, Buchelos C. Susceptibility of different European populations of Tribolium confusum (coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) to five diatomaceous earth formulations. J Econ Entomol. 2006;99:1899-904 pubmed
    ..were conducted to evaluate the susceptibility of seven populations (strains) of the confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), to five commercially available diatomaceous earth (DE) ..
  36. Ridley A, Magabe S, Schlipalius D, Rafter M, Collins P. Sublethal exposure to phosphine decreases offspring production in strongly phosphine resistant female red flour beetles, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e53356 pubmed publisher
    ..The results presented strongly suggest that phosphine resistance models should include sublethal effects. ..
  37. Trauner J, Büning J. Germ-cell cluster formation in the telotrophic meroistic ovary of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera, Polyphaga, Tenebrionidae) and its implication on insect phylogeny. Dev Genes Evol. 2007;217:13-27 pubmed
    b>Tribolium castaneum has telotrophic meroistic ovarioles of the Polyphaga type...
  38. Yang X, Weber M, Zarinkamar N, Posnien N, Friedrich F, Wigand B, et al. Probing the Drosophila retinal determination gene network in Tribolium (II): The Pax6 genes eyeless and twin of eyeless. Dev Biol. 2009;333:215-27 pubmed publisher
    ..of differential larval and adult eye regulation, we studied the function of toy and ey in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum...
  39. Duehl A, Cohnstaedt L, Arbogast R, Teal P. Evaluating light attraction to increase trap efficiency for Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J Econ Entomol. 2011;104:1430-5 pubmed
    The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), is a major coleopteran pest in flour mills and storage facilities...
  40. Semeão A, Campbell J, Beeman R, Lorenzen M, Whitworth R, Sloderbeck P. Genetic structure of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) populations in mills. Environ Entomol. 2012;41:188-99 pubmed publisher
    The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst), is primarily found associated with human structures such as wheat and rice mills...
  41. Lorenzen M, Kimzey T, Shippy T, Brown S, Denell R, Beeman R. piggyBac-based insertional mutagenesis in Tribolium castaneum using donor/helper hybrids. Insect Mol Biol. 2007;16:265-75 pubmed
    We describe an efficient method for generating new piggyBac insertions in the germline of F(1) hybrid Tribolium castaneum derived from crosses between transgenic helper and donor strains...
  42. Parthasarathy R, Palli S. Molecular analysis of nutritional and hormonal regulation of female reproduction in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2011;41:294-305 pubmed publisher
    ..JH) regulates Vg synthesis and 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) regulates oocyte maturation in the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum). Here, we report on the role of nutritional signaling on vitellogenesis and oogenesis...
  43. Zhu Q, Arakane Y, Beeman R, Kramer K, Muthukrishnan S. Characterization of recombinant chitinase-like proteins of Drosophila melanogaster and Tribolium castaneum. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;38:467-77 pubmed publisher
    ..we expressed representative members belonging to this protein family from Drosophila melanogaster (Dm) and Tribolium castaneum (Tc), and characterized their kinetic and carbohydrate-binding properties...
  44. Arakane Y, Li B, Muthukrishnan S, Beeman R, Kramer K, Park Y. Functional analysis of four neuropeptides, EH, ETH, CCAP and bursicon, and their receptors in adult ecdysis behavior of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Mech Dev. 2008;125:984-95 pubmed publisher
    ..To understand the roles of neuropeptides and their receptors in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, we performed systemic RNA interference (RNAi) experiments utilizing post-embryonic injections of ..
  45. Amare A, Sweedler J. Neuropeptide precursors in Tribolium castaneum. Peptides. 2007;28:1282-91 pubmed
    ..Less is known about the hormones and neuropeptides of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, than many other insects...
  46. Li B, Predel R, Neupert S, Hauser F, Tanaka Y, Cazzamali G, et al. Genomics, transcriptomics, and peptidomics of neuropeptides and protein hormones in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Genome Res. 2008;18:113-22 pubmed
    ..The whole genome sequence from the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, along with those from other insect species, provides an opportunity to study the evolution of the ..
  47. Kerstes N, Berenos C, Schmid Hempel P, Wegner K. Antagonistic experimental coevolution with a parasite increases host recombination frequency. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:18 pubmed publisher
    ..We tested predictions of the hypothesis with experimental coevolution using the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, and its microsporidian parasite, Nosema whitei.
  48. Sarrazin A, Peel A, Averof M. A segmentation clock with two-segment periodicity in insects. Science. 2012;336:338-41 pubmed publisher
    ..We find that the segmentation gene odd-skipped (Tc-odd) oscillates with a two-segment periodicity in the beetle Tribolium castaneum...
  49. Chaudhari S, Arakane Y, Specht C, Moussian B, Boyle D, Park Y, et al. Knickkopf protein protects and organizes chitin in the newly synthesized insect exoskeleton. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:17028-33 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, using the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, as a model insect species, we show that an entirely different and unexpected mechanism accounts for ..
  50. Arnaud L, Brostaux Y, Lallemand S, Haubruge E. Reproductive strategies of Tribolium flour beetles. J Insect Sci. 2005;5:33 pubmed
    Although, beetles of the genus Tribolium first evolved as saprophylic insects, they have adapted to the stored products environment for several thousand years...
  51. Feliciello I, Chinali G, Ugarković D. Structure and population dynamics of the major satellite DNA in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Genetica. 2011;139:999-1008 pubmed publisher
    In the beetle genus Tribolium, satellite DNAs comprise a significant amount of pericentromeric heterochromatin and are characterized by rapid turnover resulting in species specific profiles...
  52. Tigreros N, Lewis S. Direct and correlated responses to artificial selection on sexual size dimorphism in the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:835-42 pubmed publisher
    ..In nature, however, SSD likely arises through sex-specific selection on body size. Here, we use Tribolium castaneum flour beetles to investigate the evolution of SSD by subjecting males and females to sexually ..
  53. Posnien N, Bashasab F, Bucher G. The insect upper lip (labrum) is a nonsegmental appendage-like structure. Evol Dev. 2009;11:480-8 pubmed publisher
    ..To reconcile these seeming contradictory results, we propose that the genetic network evolved in either labrum or trunk appendages and became redeployed at a novel location to form the other structure...