lepidoptera

Summary

Summary: A large order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study
    Jerome C Regier
    Center for Biosystems Research, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, College Park, 20742, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:280. 2009
  2. pmc Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology, and collections
    M Alex Smith
    The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12359-64. 2008
  3. doi Candidate chemosensory ionotropic receptors in a Lepidoptera
    V Olivier
    INRA, UMR 1272 INRA UPMC PISC Physiologie de l Insecte Signalisation et Communication, Route de Saint Cyr, Versailles, France
    Insect Mol Biol 20:189-99. 2011
  4. doi RNA interference in Lepidoptera: an overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design
    Olle Terenius
    Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Insect Physiol 57:231-45. 2011
  5. pmc Mitochondrial genome sequence and expression profiling for the legume pod borer Maruca vitrata (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Venu M Margam
    Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e16444. 2011
  6. pmc Can deliberately incomplete gene sample augmentation improve a phylogeny estimate for the advanced moths and butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)?
    Soowon Cho
    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Syst Biol 60:782-96. 2011
  7. pmc DNA barcodes for 1/1000 of the animal kingdom
    Paul D N Hebert
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
    Biol Lett 6:359-62. 2010
  8. doi Structural characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial genome of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Weiwei Li
    Sichuan Key Laboratory of Conservation Biology on Endangered Wildlife, College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China
    DNA Cell Biol 30:3-8. 2011
  9. doi The complete mitochondrial genome of Spilonota lechriaspis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
    Jin Liang Zhao
    Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biodiversity and Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, 210046, China
    Mol Biol Rep 38:3757-64. 2011
  10. pmc A mechanism of cell death involving an adenylyl cyclase/PKA signaling pathway is induced by the Cry1Ab toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis
    Xuebin Zhang
    Biological Targets Inc, Dallas, TX 75235, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9897-902. 2006

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  1. pmc Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study
    Jerome C Regier
    Center for Biosystems Research, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, College Park, 20742, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:280. 2009
    In the mega-diverse insect order Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths; 165,000 described species), deeper relationships are little understood within the clade Ditrysia, to which 98% of the species belong...
  2. pmc Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology, and collections
    M Alex Smith
    The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12359-64. 2008
    ....
  3. doi Candidate chemosensory ionotropic receptors in a Lepidoptera
    V Olivier
    INRA, UMR 1272 INRA UPMC PISC Physiologie de l Insecte Signalisation et Communication, Route de Saint Cyr, Versailles, France
    Insect Mol Biol 20:189-99. 2011
    ..Our data suggest that we identified members of the insect IR chemosensory receptor family in S. littoralis and we report here the first demonstration of IR expression in Lepidoptera.
  4. doi RNA interference in Lepidoptera: an overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design
    Olle Terenius
    Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Insect Physiol 57:231-45. 2011
    ..However, in Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) RNAi has many times proven to be difficult to achieve...
  5. pmc Mitochondrial genome sequence and expression profiling for the legume pod borer Maruca vitrata (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Venu M Margam
    Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e16444. 2011
    ..14,054 bp near complete sequencing of the mitochondrial genome of the legume pod borer (LPB), Maruca vitrata (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), which we subsequently used to estimate divergence and relationships within the lepidopteran ..
  6. pmc Can deliberately incomplete gene sample augmentation improve a phylogeny estimate for the advanced moths and butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)?
    Soowon Cho
    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Syst Biol 60:782-96. 2011
    ..poorly understood deeper relationships in the large clade Ditrysia ( > 150,000 species) of the insect order Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)...
  7. pmc DNA barcodes for 1/1000 of the animal kingdom
    Paul D N Hebert
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
    Biol Lett 6:359-62. 2010
    This study reports DNA barcodes for more than 1300 Lepidoptera species from the eastern half of North America, establishing that 99.3 per cent of these species possess diagnostic barcode sequences...
  8. doi Structural characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial genome of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Weiwei Li
    Sichuan Key Laboratory of Conservation Biology on Endangered Wildlife, College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China
    DNA Cell Biol 30:3-8. 2011
    ..The complete mitochondrial sequences of D. saccharalis reported in this study can provide useful data in analyzing divergence of lepidopteran insects and in developing DNA-based diagnoses and genetic makers...
  9. doi The complete mitochondrial genome of Spilonota lechriaspis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
    Jin Liang Zhao
    Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biodiversity and Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, 210046, China
    Mol Biol Rep 38:3757-64. 2011
    We determined the nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome (mtgenome) of Spilonota lechriaspis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)...
  10. pmc A mechanism of cell death involving an adenylyl cyclase/PKA signaling pathway is induced by the Cry1Ab toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis
    Xuebin Zhang
    Biological Targets Inc, Dallas, TX 75235, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9897-902. 2006
    ..The discovery of a toxin-induced cell death pathway specifically linked to BT-R(1) in insect cells should provide insights into how insects evolve resistance to Bt and into the development of new, safer insecticides...
  11. doi Identification of receptors of main sex-pheromone components of three Lepidopteran species
    Hidefumi Mitsuno
    Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Eur J Neurosci 28:893-902. 2008
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  12. pmc The complete mitochondrial genome of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)
    Fang Liao
    1 College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
    Int J Biol Sci 6:172-86. 2010
    The complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) was determined. The genome is a circular molecule 15 481 bp long...
  13. pmc DNA barcoding the geometrid fauna of Bavaria (Lepidoptera): successes, surprises, and questions
    Axel Hausmann
    Entomology Department, Zoological Collection of the State of Bavaria, Munich, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e17134. 2011
    ..The present study provides a comprehensive DNA barcode library for the Geometridae, one of the most diverse of insect families...
  14. pmc Parallel evolution of Bacillus thuringiensis toxin resistance in lepidoptera
    Simon W Baxter
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Genetics 189:675-9. 2011
    ..Here we report genetic mapping of a membrane transporter (ABCC2) to a locus controlling Bt Cry1Ac toxin resistance in two lepidopterans, implying that this protein plays a critical role in Bt function...
  15. doi The complete mitochondrial genome of the yellow coaster, Acraea issoria (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae: Acraeini): sequence, gene organization and a unique tRNA translocation event
    Jing Hu
    College of Life Sciences, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, 241000, China
    Mol Biol Rep 37:3431-8. 2010
    In this paper, the complete mitochondrial genome of Acraea issoria (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae: Acraeini) is reported; a circular molecule of 15,245 bp in size. For A...
  16. pmc DNA barcodes distinguish species of tropical Lepidoptera
    Mehrdad Hajibabaei
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:968-71. 2006
    ..Here we show that cytochrome c oxidase I DNA barcodes effectively discriminate among species in three Lepidoptera families from Area de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica. We found that 97...
  17. ncbi The genome sequence and evolution of baculoviruses
    Elisabeth A Herniou
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Entomol 48:211-34. 2003
    ..Examination of gene order conservation revealed a core gene cluster of four genes, helicase, lef-5, ac96, and 38K(ac98), whose relative positions are conserved in all baculovirus genomes...
  18. doi Genomic outposts serve the phylogenomic pioneers: designing novel nuclear markers for genomic DNA extractions of lepidoptera
    Niklas Wahlberg
    Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Syst Biol 57:231-42. 2008
    ..We test this approach on Lepidoptera, searching the draft genomic sequence of the silk moth Bombyx mori, for exons > 500 bp in length, removing ..
  19. ncbi Biochemistry and genetics of insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis
    Juan Ferré
    Department of Genetics, University of Valencia, 46110 Burjassot Valencia, Spain
    Annu Rev Entomol 47:501-33. 2002
    ..The understanding of the biochemical and genetic basis of resistance to Bt can help design appropriate management tactics to delay or reduce the evolution of resistance in insect populations...
  20. ncbi Barcoding lepidoptera: current situation and perspectives on the usefulness of a contentious technique
    Karina L Silva-Brandão
    Depto de Entomologia e Acarologia, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz, Univ de São Paulo, Piracicaba, SP
    Neotrop Entomol 38:441-51. 2009
    ..For insects of the order Lepidoptera neither side seems totally correct or wrong, and although many groups of lepidopterans have been taxonomically ..
  21. doi Sex chromosomes and sex determination in Lepidoptera
    W Traut
    Universitat Lubeck, Zentrum fur Medizinische Strukturbiologie, Institut fur Biologie, Lubeck, Germany
    Sex Dev 1:332-46. 2007
    The speciose insect order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) and their closest relatives, Trichoptera (caddis flies), share a female-heterogametic sex chromosome system...
  22. ncbi The complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the cabbage butterfly, Artogeia melete (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
    Guiyun Hong
    Department of Biotechnology, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
    Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 41:446-55. 2009
    ..The gene order of A. melete mitogenome is typical of Lepidoptera and differs from the insect ancestral type in the location of trnM. The A...
  23. ncbi Survey of a salivary effector in caterpillars: glucose oxidase variation and correlation with host range
    Herb Eichenseer
    Pioneeer Hi Bred International Crop Genetics Research and Development, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    J Chem Ecol 36:885-97. 2010
    ..In this study, we examined the labial gland GOX activities in 23 families of Lepidoptera (85 species) and two families of plant-feeding Hymenoptera (three species)...
  24. ncbi Transcriptomic profiling of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus reveals host, tissue and stage-specific patterns of activity
    Kavita Bitra
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Gen Virol 92:2060-71. 2011
    ..demolitor, albeit at much lower levels than in P. includens. However, another encapsidated gene (orph-B1) was expressed in adult M. demolitor at similar levels to those detected in P. includens...
  25. ncbi Development, survival and fitness performance of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in MON810 Bt field corn
    T A Horner
    USDA, APHIS, PPQ, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737, USA
    J Econ Entomol 96:914-24. 2003
    ..zea populations. Implications of localized population suppression are discussed...
  26. ncbi The differential effects of herbivory by first and fourth instars of Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on photosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Jennie Y Tang
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 3707, USA
    J Exp Bot 57:527-36. 2006
    ..The mode of feeding by different instars of T. ni determined the photosynthetic response to herbivory, which appeared to be mediated by the level of water stress associated with herbivore damage...
  27. doi Mitochondrial genome of the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and comparison with other Lepidopterans
    Jiao Yin
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Mitochondrial DNA 21:160-9. 2010
    ..The H. armigera A+T-rich region contains a conserved structure combining the motif ATAGA and a 19-bp poly-T stretch, but absence of the 9-bp poly-A element upstream of trnM...
  28. doi Physiological significance of alternatively spliced exon combinations of the single-copy gene class A chitin synthase in the insect Ostrinia furnacalis (Lepidoptera)
    M Qu
    School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
    Insect Mol Biol 21:395-404. 2012
    ..Spliced exons 2a and 2b have also been observed in Bombyx mori; therefore, this work provides new insights into the regulation of insect chitin synthase, particularly in lepidopteran insects...
  29. pmc Towards a global barcode library for Lymantria (Lepidoptera: Lymantriinae) tussock moths of biosecurity concern
    Jeremy R deWaard
    Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e14280. 2010
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  30. doi Major putative pesticide receptors, detoxification enzymes, and transcriptional profile of the midgut of the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    Yu Cheng Zhu
    USDA ARS JWDSRC, Stoneville, MS 38776, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 106:296-307. 2011
    ..Future development resistance management strategies could benefit from this study and help continue research to identify key genes targetable by classic and novel approaches...
  31. doi Complete nucleotide sequence and organization of the mitogenome of the red-spotted apollo butterfly, Parnassius bremeri (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) and comparison with other lepidopteran insects
    Man Il Kim
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500 757, Korea
    Mol Cells 28:347-63. 2009
    The 15,389-bp long complete mitogenome of the endangered red-spotted apollo butterfly, Parnassius bremeri (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) was determined in this study...
  32. ncbi Simultaneous feeding by aboveground and belowground herbivores attenuates plant-mediated attraction of their respective natural enemies
    Sergio Rasmann
    Evolutionary Entomology, Institute of Zoology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Emile Argand 11, CP 158, CH 2009 Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Ecol Lett 10:926-36. 2007
    ..This first study to measure effects of belowground herbivory on aboveground tritrophic signalling and vice-versa reemphasizes the important role of plants in bridging interactions between spatially distinct components of the ecosystem...
  33. doi Repetitive genome elements in a European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, bacterial artificial chromosome library were indicated by bacterial artificial chromosome end sequencing and development of sequence tag site markers: implications for lepidopteran g
    Brad S Coates
    USDA ARS, Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, Genetics Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Genome 52:57-67. 2009
    ..Single-locus sequence tag site markers described here have downstream application for integration within linkage maps and comparative genomic studies...
  34. doi The complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Phthonandria atrilineata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
    Ling Yang
    School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230027, People s Republic of China
    Mol Biol Rep 36:1441-9. 2009
    ..The phylogenetic relationships were reconstructed with the concatenated sequences of the 13 PCGs of the mitochondrial genome, which confirmed that P. atrilineata is most closely related to the superfamily Bombycoidea...
  35. ncbi A helitron-like transposon superfamily from lepidoptera disrupts (GAAA)(n) microsatellites and is responsible for flanking sequence similarity within a microsatellite family
    Brad S Coates
    USDA ARS, Iowa State University, Ames, 50011, USA
    J Mol Evol 70:275-88. 2010
    ..Transposition of MINE-1 members in Lepidoptera has resulted in the disruption of (GAAA)(n) microsatellite loci, has impacted the application of microsatellite-..
  36. pmc Galleria mellonella as a model host to study infection by the Francisella tularensis live vaccine strain
    George Aperis
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Gray Jackson 504, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Microbes Infect 9:729-34. 2007
    We used the killing of Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae; the greater wax moth) caterpillar by the live vaccine strain (LVS) of Francisella tularensis to develop an invertebrate host system that can be used to study F...
  37. ncbi Evidence that the caterpillar salivary enzyme glucose oxidase provides herbivore offense in solanaceous plants
    Richard O Musser
    Department of Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, USA
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 58:128-37. 2005
    ..Glucose oxidase is the first insect salivary enzyme shown to suppress wound-inducible herbivore defenses of plants...
  38. ncbi Antennal SNMPs (sensory neuron membrane proteins) of Lepidoptera define a unique family of invertebrate CD36-like proteins
    M E Rogers
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Neurobiol 49:47-61. 2001
    ..The SNMPs are the only identified neuronal members of the CD36 family, and as such expand the activities of this gene family into roles influencing brain function and behavioral action...
  39. doi Mapping the larval midgut lumen proteome of Helicoverpa armigera, a generalist herbivorous insect
    Yannick Pauchet
    Department of Entomology and Mass Spectrometry Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knöll Str 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Proteome Res 7:1629-39. 2008
    ..Identification of the set of proteins that are secreted into the lumen will enable us to further characterize the nutritional and defensive functions of this important intraorganismal space...
  40. ncbi Silencing a cotton bollworm P450 monooxygenase gene by plant-mediated RNAi impairs larval tolerance of gossypol
    Ying Bo Mao
    National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, P R China
    Nat Biotechnol 25:1307-13. 2007
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  41. ncbi Sequestration of defensive substances from plants by Lepidoptera
    Ritsuo Nishida
    Laboratory of Chemical Ecology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Annu Rev Entomol 47:57-92. 2002
    ..This review illustrates the biochemical, physiological, and ecological characteristics of phytochemical-based defense systems that can shed light on the evolution of the widely developed sequestering lifestyles among the Lepidoptera.
  42. pmc A gene-based linkage map for Bicyclus anynana butterflies allows for a comprehensive analysis of synteny with the lepidopteran reference genome
    Patricia Beldade
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000366. 2009
    ..This is discussed in relation to the identification of the loci contributing to color pattern evolution in butterflies...
  43. pmc Biological identifications through DNA barcodes
    Paul D N Hebert
    Department of Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 270:313-21. 2003
    ..Its assembly will also generate important new insights into the diversification of life and the rules of molecular evolution...
  44. ncbi Fusion proteins containing insect-specific toxins as pest control agents: snowdrop lectin delivers fused insecticidal spider venom toxin to insect haemolymph following oral ingestion
    Elaine Fitches
    Central Science Laboratory, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, UK
    J Insect Physiol 50:61-71. 2004
    ..SFI1/GNA and similar fusion proteins offer a novel and effective approach for delivering haemolymph active toxins by oral administration, which could be used in crop protection by expression in transgenic plants...
  45. pmc Assessing the value of DNA barcodes for molecular phylogenetics: effect of increased taxon sampling in lepidoptera
    John James Wilson
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e24769. 2011
    ..Here I test this hypothesis using a large dataset of macrolepidopteran DNA barcodes...
  46. ncbi Purification and characterization of an N-acetylglucosamine-binding lectin from Koelreuteria paniculata seeds and its effect on the larval development of Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) and Anagasta kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
    Maria Ligia Rodrigues Macedo
    Laboratório de Purificação de Proteínas e suas Funções Biológicas, Departamento de Ciencias Naturais, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS, Avenida Olinto Mancini 1662, Colinos, CP 210, CEP 79603 011 Três Lagoas, MS, Brazil
    J Agric Food Chem 51:2980-6. 2003
    ..65% KpLec produced an LD(50), whereas 0.2% KpLec produced an ED(50). The transformation of genes coding for this lectin could be useful in the development of insect resistance in important agricultural crops...
  47. ncbi Insecticide resistance in populations of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), from the state of Pernambuco, Brazil
    V C Santos
    Depto de Agronomia Entomologia, Univ Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brasil
    Neotrop Entomol 40:264-70. 2011
    ..These results indicated that control failures were associated with resistance by some of the evaluated insecticides, reinforcing the need for resistance management in areas of the state of Pernambuco...
  48. pmc Population genetics of ecological communities with DNA barcodes: an example from New Guinea Lepidoptera
    Kathleen J Craft
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:5041-6. 2010
    ..Contradictory estimates of host specificity and beta diversity in tropical Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) from New Guinea and the Americas have sparked debate on the role of host-associated ..
  49. pmc Flavin-dependent monooxygenases as a detoxification mechanism in insects: new insights from the arctiids (lepidoptera)
    Sven Sehlmeyer
    Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology, TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e10435. 2010
    ..However, the previously identified senecionine N-oxygenase of the arctiid moth Tyria jacobaeae (Lepidoptera) indicates that FMOs have been recruited during the adaptation of this insect to plants that accumulate toxic ..
  50. pmc Reduced levels of membrane-bound alkaline phosphatase are common to lepidopteran strains resistant to Cry toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis
    Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17606. 2011
    ....
  51. doi Coevolution between pathogen-derived proteinases and proteinase inhibitors of host insects
    Andreas Vilcinskas
    Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology at the Interdisciplinary Research Center, Giessen, Germany
    Virulence 1:206-14. 2010
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  52. pmc Baculovirus per os infectivity factors form a complex on the surface of occlusion-derived virus
    Ke Peng
    Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Virol 84:9497-504. 2010
    ..We propose that PIF1, PIF2, PIF3, and P74 form an evolutionarily conserved complex on the ODV surface, which has an essential function in the initial stages of baculovirus oral infection...
  53. ncbi Physiology and glomerular projections of olfactory receptor neurons on the antenna of female Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) responsive to behaviorally relevant odors
    N K Hillier
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Room 201 South Biology, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:199-219. 2006
    ..Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) were investigated using a combination of cut-sensillum recording and cobalt-lysine staining techniques...
  54. pmc Salivary glucose oxidase from caterpillars mediates the induction of rapid and delayed-induced defenses in the tomato plant
    Donglan Tian
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e36168. 2012
    ..Examination of saliva from other caterpillar species indicates that saliva from the noctuids Spodoptera exigua and Heliothis virescens also induced Pin2 transcripts...
  55. pmc Diverse genetic basis of field-evolved resistance to Bt cotton in cotton bollworm from China
    Haonan Zhang
    Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Crop Diseases and Pests Ministry of Education, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10275-80. 2012
    ..The results suggest that resistance management strategies must account for diverse resistance alleles in field-selected populations, including nonrecessive alleles...
  56. ncbi Laboratory and field evaluations of transgenic soybean exhibiting high-dose expression of a synthetic Bacillus thuringiensis cry1A gene for control of Lepidoptera
    Ted C MacRae
    Monsanto Company, 700 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA
    J Econ Entomol 98:577-87. 2005
    ..These results demonstrate that expression of TIC107 in soybean can not only achieve highly efficacious control of several lepidopterans under field conditions but also provide a high dose for effective insect resistance management...
  57. pmc Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genomes of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis and Chilo suppressalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
    Huan Na Chai
    Institute of Applied Entomology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
    Int J Biol Sci 8:561-79. 2012
    The complete mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis and Chilo suppressalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) were determined and analyzed. The circular genomes were 15,388 bp long for C. medinalis and 15,395 bp long for C...
  58. doi Adenanthera pavonina trypsin inhibitor retard growth of Anagasta kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
    Maria Ligia Rodrigues Macedo
    Laboratório de Purificação de Proteínas e suas Funções Biológicas, Depto De Tecnologia de Alimentos e Saúde Pública, CCBS, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, CP 549, CEP 79070 900, Brazil
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 73:213-31. 2010
    ..In addition, the tryptic activity in ApTI -fed larvae was sensitive to ApTI. These results suggest that ApTI have a potential antimetabolic effect when ingested by A. kuehniella...
  59. doi Large-scale evolutionary patterns of host plant associations in the Lepidoptera
    Steph B J Menken
    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Section Evolutionary Biology, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Evolution 64:1098-119. 2010
    We characterized evolutionary patterns of host plant use across about 2500 species of British Lepidoptera, using character optimization and independent phylogenetic contrasts among 95 operational taxa, and evaluated the extent to which ..
  60. pmc Molecular phylogeny of the small ermine moth genus Yponomeuta (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae) in the palaearctic
    Hubert Turner
    Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e9933. 2010
    The small ermine moth genus Yponomeuta (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae) contains 76 species that are specialist feeders on hosts from Celastraceae, Rosaceae, Salicaceae, and several other plant families...
  61. pmc A comprehensive characterization of the caspase gene family in insects from the order Lepidoptera
    Juliette Courtiade
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    BMC Genomics 12:357. 2011
    ..In Lepidoptera, apoptosis is crucial in processes such as metamorphosis or defending against baculovirus infection...
  62. doi Mutation in acetylcholinesterase1 associated with triazophos resistance in rice stem borer, Chilo suppressalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
    Xiaojing Jiang
    Key Laboratory of Monitoring and Management of Plant Diseases and Insects, Ministry of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Weigang No 1, Nanjing 210095, China
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 378:269-72. 2009
    ..The assay offers a prospect for rapid monitoring of resistance and assisting with the appropriate choice of insecticide for combating damage caused by C. suppressalis...
  63. pmc PTP-H2 and PTP-H3 from Microplitis demolitor Bracovirus localize to focal adhesions and are antiphagocytic in insect immune cells
    Andrea J Pruijssers
    Department of Entomology and Center for Emerging and Tropical Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Virol 81:1209-19. 2007
    ..PTP-H2 and -H3 localized to focal adhesions in S2 cells, and coexpression with another MdBV gene product, Glc1.8, resulted in complete inhibition of phagocytosis...
  64. ncbi Jasmonate in lepidopteran eggs and neonates
    John F Tooker
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Chem Ecol 31:2753-9. 2005
    ..of all nine lepidopteran species that we screened, representing four superfamilies and five families of Lepidoptera. Concentrations of JA in some lepidopteran species far exceeded those found in most plant species...
  65. pmc Expressed sequence tags from larval gut of the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis): exploring candidate genes potentially involved in Bacillus thuringiensis toxicity and resistance
    Chitvan Khajuria
    Department of Entomology, 123 Waters Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:286. 2009
    b>Lepidoptera represents more than 160,000 insect species which include some of the most devastating pests of crops, forests, and stored products. However, the genomic information on lepidopteran insects is very limited...
  66. pmc Three cadherin alleles associated with resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis in pink bollworm
    Shai Morin
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:5004-9. 2003
    ..Together with previous evidence, the results reported here identify the cadherin gene as a leading target for DNA-based screening of resistance to Bt crops in lepidopteran pests...
  67. doi Mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA markers reveal a Balkan origin for the highly invasive horse-chestnut leaf miner Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae)
    R Valade
    INRA, UR0633 Zoologie Forestière, Orleans, France
    Mol Ecol 18:3458-70. 2009
    ..ohridella sampled in natural stands of horse-chestnuts in the southern Balkans. These findings suggest that European populations of C. ohridella may indeed derive from the southern Balkans...
  68. doi Immunity or digestion: glucanase activity in a glucan-binding protein family from Lepidoptera
    Yannick Pauchet
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoell Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Biol Chem 284:2214-24. 2009
    ..Homologs of this predominantly midgut-expressed gene from many Lepidoptera possess key residues shown to be part of the active site of other glucanases, and form a cluster that is ..
  69. ncbi Identification of novel Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac binding proteins in Manduca sexta midgut through proteomic analysis
    Rebecca J McNall
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, 120 Cedar Street, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:999-1010. 2003
    ..Results generally did not produce matches to M. sexta proteins, but did match proteins of other Lepidoptera. Actin and alkaline phosphatase were identified as novel proteins that bind Cry1Ac in addition to the ..
  70. ncbi Developmental and hormonal regulation of midgut remodeling in a lepidopteran insect, Heliothis virescens
    R Parthasarathy
    Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
    Mech Dev 124:23-34. 2007
    Midgut tissue undergoes remodeling during metamorphosis in insects belonging to orders Lepidoptera and Diptera...
  71. ncbi Relative fitness of Cry1A-resistant and -susceptible Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on conventional and transgenic cotton
    Lisa J Bird
    CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 97:1699-709. 2004
    ..There was a significant reduction in the survival of postdiapausal adults from the resistant strain and the F1 strains, indicating that there is a nonrecessive overwintering cost associated with Cry1A resistance in H. armigera...
  72. ncbi Jasmonate and salicylate induce expression of herbivore cytochrome P450 genes
    Xianchun Li
    Department of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
    Nature 419:712-5. 2002
    ..This ability to 'eavesdrop' on plant defence signals protects H. zea against toxins produced by host plants...
  73. ncbi Effect of pre-incubation temperature on susceptibility of Galleria mellonella larvae to infection by Candida albicans
    Peter Mowlds
    Medical Mycology Unit, NICB, Department of Biology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Mycopathologia 165:5-12. 2008
    ..These results indicate that exposure of larvae to mild thermal shock conditions induces a protective cellular and humoral immune response mediated by increased numbers of haemocytes and elevated expression of antimicrobial peptides...
  74. ncbi DNA-based detection of Bt resistance alleles in pink bollworm
    Shai Morin
    Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:1225-33. 2004
    ..The results suggest that the DNA-based detection method described here could greatly increase the efficiency of monitoring for resistance to Cry1Ac compared to bioassays that detect rare individuals with homozygous resistance...
  75. ncbi Genome sequence and organization of a nucleopolyhedrovirus that infects the tea looper caterpillar, Ectropis obliqua
    Xiu Cui Ma
    Institute of Insect Science, Zhejiang University, 268 Kaixuan Road, Hangzhou, 310029, China
    Virology 360:235-46. 2007
    ..Gene parity plot analysis and percent identity of gene homologues suggested that EcobNPV is a Group II NPV, although its genomic organization was highly distinct...
  76. ncbi Rapid divergence of the ecdysone receptor in Diptera and Lepidoptera suggests coevolution between ECR and USP-RXR
    François Bonneton
    UMR 5534 du CNRS, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne Cedex, France
    Mol Biol Evol 20:541-53. 2003
    ..structural comparisons reveal high divergence rates, for both ECR and USP-RXR, specifically among Diptera and Lepidoptera. The most impressive differences affect the ligand-binding domain of USP-RXR...
  77. ncbi Population genetic structure of Chilo suppressalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): strong subdivision in China inferred from microsatellite markers and mtDNA gene sequences
    Xiang Feng Meng
    State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, 268 Kaixuan Road, Hangzhou 310029, China
    Mol Ecol 17:2880-97. 2008
    ..g. the last glacial maximum) and subsequently strengthened by the domestication of rice...
  78. ncbi Comparative study on characteristics of lysozymes from the hemolymph of three lepidopteran larvae, Galleria mellonella, Bombyx mori, Agrius convolvuli
    Kyung Hyun Yu
    Department of Life Science, Hoseo University, 29 1 Sechuli, Baebang myun, Asan City Choongnam Do 336 795, South Korea
    Dev Comp Immunol 26:707-13. 2002
    ..Taken together, we conclude three Lepidopteran lysozymes have a common distinct structure and have an antibacterial activity, which is absent in chicken lysozyme, against Gram-negative bacteria...
  79. ncbi Effects of cotton cultivar on fitness costs associated with resistance of pink bollworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) to Bt cotton
    Yves Carriere
    Department of Entomology, 410 Forbes Building, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Econ Entomol 98:947-54. 2005
    ..Thus, knowledge of the interaction between host plants and fitness costs associated with resistance to Bt crops could be helpful in guiding the choice of refuge cultivars...
  80. ncbi Insecticidal action of Bauhinia monandra leaf lectin (BmoLL) against Anagasta kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Zabrotes subfasciatus and Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
    Maria Ligia Rodrigues Macedo
    Laboratório de Purificação de Proteínas e suas Funções Biológicas, Departamento de Ciencias Naturais, CPTL, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS, Avenida Capitão Olinto Mancini, Tres Lagoas, MS, Brazil
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 146:486-98. 2007
    ..maculatus larvae increased the digestion of potato starch by 25% compared with the control. The transformation of the genes coding for this lectin could be useful in the development of insect resistance in important agricultural crops...
  81. doi The evolution of female flightlessness among Ennominae of the Holarctic forest zone (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
    Niklas Wahlberg
    Laboratory of Genetics, Department of Biology, University of Turku, FIN 20014 Turku, Finland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:929-38. 2010
    ..to facilitate the study of the evolution of female flightlessness among the geometrid subfamily Ennominae (Lepidoptera, Geometridae), we carried out a phylogenetic analysis based on a morphological data matrix, and DNA sequences...
  82. pmc Comprehensive gene and taxon coverage elucidates radiation patterns in moths and butterflies
    Marko Mutanen
    Zoological Museum, Department of Biology, University of Oulu, PO Box 3000, Oulu 90014, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2839-48. 2010
    b>Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) represent one of the most diverse animals groups. Yet, the phylogeny of advanced ditrysian Lepidoptera, accounting for about 99 per cent of lepidopteran species, has remained largely unresolved...
  83. ncbi Selection and heritability of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis subsp kurstaki and transgenic cotton in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    Mei guang Lu
    Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100094, China
    Pest Manag Sci 60:887-93. 2004
    ....
  84. pmc Assessing the value of DNA barcodes and other priority gene regions for molecular phylogenetics of Lepidoptera
    John James Wilson
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e10525. 2010
    Despite apparently abundant amounts of observable variation and species diversity, the order Lepidoptera exhibits a morphological homogeneity that has provided only a limited number of taxonomic characters and led to widespread use of ..
  85. ncbi Susceptibility of dipel-resistant and -susceptible Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to individual Bacillus thuringiensis protoxins
    Huarong Li
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    J Econ Entomol 98:1333-40. 2005
    ..054 and 0.162 microg/ml. However, growth inhibition with Cry2Aa was not significant at either dose. These data provide information on the spectrum of resistance and cross-resistance to individual Cry protoxins in this strain...
  86. pmc Feeding mechanisms of adult Lepidoptera: structure, function, and evolution of the mouthparts
    Harald W Krenn
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Annu Rev Entomol 55:307-27. 2010
    The form and function of the mouthparts in adult Lepidoptera and their feeding behavior are reviewed from evolutionary and ecological points of view...
  87. ncbi Comparative susceptibility of European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, and sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to Cry1Ab protein in a commercial Bacillus thuringiensis corn hybrid
    Fangneng Huang
    Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Econ Entomol 99:194-202. 2006
    ..saccharalis. The lower susceptibility of D. saccharalis to Cry1Ab protein suggests that it is necessary to verify if a high-dose Bt corn for O. nubilalis and D. grandiosella is also a high dose for D. saccharalis...
  88. ncbi Differential introgression causes genealogical discordance in host races of Acrocercops transecta (Insecta: Lepidoptera)
    Issei Ohshima
    Systematic Entomology, Department of Ecology and Systematics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 8589, Japan
    Mol Ecol 19:2106-19. 2010
    ..Thus, the results show that a low level of gene flow coupled with the inflexible female host preference differentiates histories of divergence between maternally and biparentally inherited genes in this host race system...
  89. ncbi Interaction of the bacteria Xenorhabdus nematophila (Enterobactericeae) and Bacillus subtilis (Bacillaceae) with the hemocytes of larval Malacosoma disstria (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae)
    Paschalis Giannoulis
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21, 111 Lakeshore Road, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Que, Canada H9X 3V9
    J Invertebr Pathol 94:20-30. 2007
    ..nematophila emerged into the hemolymph. Apolipophorin-III-like protein once bound to the bacteria slowed their removal from the hemolymph...
  90. ncbi [Molecular and morphological differentiation of Oleria makrena (Hewitson) and Oleria fumata (Haensch) (Lepidoptera: Ithomiinae)]
    Luz M Gómez-P
    Grupo Sistemática Molecular, Univ Nacional de Colombia, Antioquia, Colombia
    Neotrop Entomol 38:616-23. 2009
    ..The analysis of 579 base pairs (bp) indicated 46 nucleotide differences between both species...
  91. ncbi Anopheles gambiae alkaline phosphatase is a functional receptor of Bacillus thuringiensis jegathesan Cry11Ba toxin
    Gang Hua
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 2603, USA
    Biochemistry 48:9785-93. 2009
    ..In bioassays against An. gambiae larvae, the presence of AgALP1(t) reduced larval mortality from 78 to 8%. We conclude that AgALP1 is a binding protein and a functional receptor for Cry11Ba toxin...
  92. doi Venom of Pteromalus puparum (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) induced endocrine changes in the hemolymph of its host, Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
    Jia Ying Zhu
    State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology, Institute of Insect Sciences, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 71:45-53. 2009
    ..The results demonstrate that venom alone of this parasitoid wasp can disrupt its host's endocrine system...
  93. doi Mannose-binding lectin from yam (Dioscorea batatas) tubers with insecticidal properties against Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    Yuki Ohizumi
    Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 57:2896-902. 2009
    ..DB1 was examined for insecticidal activity against Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae at different stages of development...
  94. ncbi Assessing diversity of diurnal lepidoptera in habitat fragments: testing the efficiency of strip transects
    Matthew R Williams
    Centre for Ecosystem Diversity and Dynamics, Department of Environmental Biology, Curtin University, PO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Environ Entomol 37:1313-22. 2008
    ..The abundance of diurnal lepidoptera showed large temporal variation over the flight season and varied to a lesser extent with time of day and ..
  95. ncbi Common genomic structure for the Lepidoptera cadherin-like genes
    Yolanda Bel
    Genetics Department, University of Valencia, Dr Moliner, 50, 46100, Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
    Gene 381:71-80. 2006
    A cadherin-like protein present in the midgut epithelial cells of Lepidoptera is associated with insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry toxins...
  96. ncbi Identification, cloning and expression of a Cry1Ab cadherin receptor from European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Ronald D Flannagan
    Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc, 7301 NW 62nd Avenue, P O Box 85, Johnston, IA 50131 0085, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 35:33-40. 2005
    ..1 microg/ml. These results in combination suggest strongly that a cadherin-like protein acts as receptor and is involved with Cry1Ab toxicity in O. nubilalis...
  97. ncbi The evolutionary origin of signa in female Lepidoptera: natural and sexual selection hypotheses
    Carlos Cordero
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, Apdo Post 70 275, Coyoacan 04510, DF, Mexico
    J Theor Biol 232:443-9. 2005
    ..wall of the female corpus bursae (structure where males deposit a spermatophore during copulation) of many Lepidoptera that assist in tearing open spermatophores...
  98. ncbi Long-term selection for resistance to transgenic cotton expressing Bacillus thuringiensis toxin in Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    Fengxia Meng
    Key Laboratory of Monitoring and Management of Plant Diseases and Insects, Ministry of Agriculture, China National Centre for Monitoring Pesticide Resistance, Department of Pesticide Science, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
    Pest Manag Sci 60:167-72. 2004
    ..The results indicated that it is very important to develop and implement effective resistance-management strategies and to detect early resistance to Bt cotton in field populations...
  99. ncbi Relationship between maize stem structural characteristics and resistance to pink stem borer (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) attack
    R Santiago
    E U E T Forestal, Universidad de Vigo, Campus Universitario Pontevedra, E 36005, Pontevedra, Spain
    J Econ Entomol 96:1563-70. 2003
    ..Among the traits considered, the LMA was the most promising as an indicator of resistance to pink stem borer, although further experimentation is necessary...
  100. pmc Structure-based analysis of the ultraspiracle protein and docking studies of putative ligands
    Souphatta Sasorith
    Département de Génomique et de Biologie Structurales, Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, 1, rue Laurent Fries, 67404 Illkirch, France
    J Insect Sci 2:25. 2002
    ..The interaction between the ligand and the receptor are examined in terms of the pocket shape as well as in terms of the chemical nature of the residues lining the ligand binding cavity...
  101. ncbi Inheritance of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac toxin in a greenhouse-derived strain of cabbage looper (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    Wendy C Kain
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Econ Entomol 97:2073-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, we conclude that the inheritance of the resistance to Cry1Ac in the T. ni larvae is monogenic...

Research Grants110 found, 100 shown here

  1. Functional Domains of Bacillus thuringiensis Endotoxins
    DONALD DEAN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..these toxins bind to specific receptors on the mosquito midgut as recognized in model insect-toxin studies (the Lepidoptera-toxin paradigm); i.e...
  2. Functional Domains of Bacillus thuringiensis Endotoxins
    DONALD DEAN; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..these toxins bind to specific receptors on the mosquito midgut as recognized in model insect-toxin studies (the Lepidoptera-toxin paradigm); i.e...
  3. Functional Domains of Bacillus thuringiensis Endotoxins
    DONALD DEAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..these toxins bind to specific receptors on the mosquito midgut as recognized in model insect-toxin studies (the Lepidoptera-toxin paradigm); i.e...
  4. Functional Domains of Bacillus thuringiensis Endotoxins
    DONALD DEAN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..these toxins bind to specific receptors on the mosquito midgut as recognized in model insect-toxin studies (the Lepidoptera-toxin paradigm); i.e...
  5. Functional Domains of Bacillus thuringiensis Endotoxins
    DONALD DEAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..these toxins bind to specific receptors on the mosquito midgut as recognized in model insect-toxin studies (the Lepidoptera-toxin paradigm); i.e...
  6. INTERFERENCE WITH STEROID RESPONSE GENES IN LEPIDOPTERA
    Lynn Riddiford; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..this FIRCA proposal is to determine whether the new technique of double stranded RNA interference will work in Lepidoptera to provide us with a means of studying the effects of loss-of-function of these various factors to ascertain ..
  7. INTERFERENCE WITH STEROID RESPONSE GENES IN LEPIDOPTERA
    Lynn Riddiford; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..this FIRCA proposal is to determine whether the new technique of double stranded RNA interference will work in Lepidoptera to provide us with a means of studying the effects of loss-of-function of these various factors to ascertain ..
  8. INTERFERENCE WITH STEROID RESPONSE GENES IN LEPIDOPTERA
    Lynn Riddiford; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..this FIRCA proposal is to determine whether the new technique of double stranded RNA interference will work in Lepidoptera to provide us with a means of studying the effects of loss-of-function of these various factors to ascertain ..
  9. BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS PROTOXIN STRUCTURE AND SYNTHESIS
    Arthur Aronson; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..The sequenced toxins are active on larvae from different insect orders including Lepidoptera, Coleoptera and Diptera...
  10. CHEMISTRY OF ARTHROPOD SECRETIONS
    Jerrold Meinwald; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..Among the arthropods to be studied are millipeds, centipedes, opilionids, beetles, ants, and lepidoptera. Some specific objectives include the study of (1) the structures, synthesis, and biological origins of the ..
  11. NEUROENDOCRINE REGULATION OF ENDOCRINE GLANDS
    NOELLE GRANGER; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The CA of Lepidoptera such as the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, are directly innervated by axons of cerebral neurosecretory and ..
  12. NEUROENDOCRINE REGULATION OF ENDOCRINE GLANDS
    NOELLE GRANGER; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..The CA of Lepidoptera such as the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, are directly innervated by axons of cerebral neurosecretory and ..
  13. PHYSIOLOGY OF INSECT AMINO ACID TRANSPORT
    William Harvey; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..AA analogues which interfere with AA-K+ symporter proteins in Lepidoptera may be developed as environmentally safe agents for insect control. The extremely high lumen pH (approaching 11...
  14. NATURAL GENETIC VARIATION IN VIVO METABOLIC IMPACT
    WARD WATT; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..An insect study system (genus Colias; Lepidoptera, Pieridae) will be used...
  15. DETOXICATION MECHANISMS IN INSECTS
    LEON TERRIERE; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..The species to be studied will include the Diptera, house fly, blow fly, and flesh fly, and the Lepidoptera, alfalfa looper and variegated cutworm...
  16. FUNCTION OF THE BACULOVIRUS MEMBRANE FUSION PROTEIN
    GARY BLISSARD; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. Baculovirus envelope proteins and insect cells
    GARY BLISSARD; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, results of many of these studies will be directly applicable to new and exciting biotechnological applications of baculoviruses in mammalian cells. ..
  18. Baculovirus envelope proteins and insect cells
    GARY BLISSARD; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition, results of many of these studies will be directly applicable to new and exciting biotechnological applications of baculoviruses in mammalian cells. ..
  19. EVOLUTION OF IMMUNE RECOGNITION AND EVASION
    Austin Hughes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..In addition, by increasing our understanding of the population diversity and evolutionary history of human immune system genes, this research will enhance our knowledge of human immune function in health and disease. ..
  20. EVOLUTION OF IMMUNE RECOGNITION AND EVASION
    Austin Hughes; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  21. Baculovirus envelope proteins and insect cells
    GARY BLISSARD; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..In addition, results of many of these studies will be directly applicable to new and exciting biotechnological applications of baculoviruses in mammalian cells. ..
  22. PROTEINASE SYSTEMS IN INSECT HEMOLYMPH
    Michael Kanost; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..4. Analyze the regulation of plasma proteinases by M. sexta serine protease inhibitors (serpins). ..
  23. N-glycosylation mechanism in insect cells.
    Donald Jarvis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This could lead to better ways to control agriculturally and medically important insects and the diseases they help to spread, which would have a major impact on public health, worldwide. ..
  24. Apoptosis as an anti-viral response in mosquito midgut
    ROLLIE CLEM; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  26. N-glycosylation mechanism in insect cells.
    Donald Jarvis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This could lead to better ways to control agriculturally and medically important insects and the diseases they help to spread, which would have a major impact on public health, worldwide. ..
  27. Molecular Improvement of Bacterial Mosquito Larvicides
    Brian A Federici; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This is unlikely to be true for any of the other molecular technologies for vector control and disease reduction under development. ..
  28. INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PATHOGENS AND ARTHROPOD MIDGUT EPITHELIAL CELLS
    ROLLIE CLEM; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The proposed project thus addresses two key aspects of pathogen-arthropod host interactions that are fundamental to the pathogen survival and transmission. ..
  29. Genetics and evolution of gene copy number polymorphism
    Erik Dopman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These long-term objectives have been formulated to test specific predictions for genes with variable copies. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  30. Molecular Improvement of Bacterial Mosquito Larvicides
    Brian Federici; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. Molecular Improvement of Bacterial Mosquito Larvicides
    Brian Federici; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. High-throughput Screens for P. falciparum Malaria (RMI)
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Multi-component screens, based on the GFP-assay, will also be developed, identifying chemotypes that reverse drug resistance to previously effective agents. ..
  33. N-GLYCOSYLATION MECHANISM IN INSECT CELLS
    Donald Jarvis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  34. Eradication of a Primary Filariasis Vector Population at an Endemic Field Site
    Stephen Dobson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Integration of the vector eradication strategy and the MDA approach will facilitate filariasis elimination in areas where MDA alone has failed. ..
  35. Structural and Functional Studies on Proteins
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This scan, if successful, would provide functional annotation for the endogenous function of previously characterized small molecules. Finally, some polypeptides with antibiotic activity will be investigated. ..
  36. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  37. N-GLYCOSYLATION MECHANISM IN INSECT CELLS
    Donald Jarvis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  38. Molecule-to-gene approaches to new natural products
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This project describes two approaches, which minimize some of the liabilities of traditional natural products discovery techniques that could lead to an important small molecule stream for HTS. ..
  39. Fine-scale recombination, variation, divergence, and codon bias in Drosophila
    MOHAMED A contact NOOR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  40. STRUCTURAL STUDIES ON BIOACTIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The molecular structure information obtained from this research will be of direct benefit to chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology. Several of the research targets could become useful drugs for the treatment of human diseases...
  41. N-GLYCOSYLATION MECHANISM IN INSECT CELLS
    Donald L Jarvis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  42. PROTEINASE SYSTEMS IN INSECT HEMOLYMPH
    Michael Kanost; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..A cDNA for the precursor of one of this peptide will be cloned, the precursor will be produced as a recombinant protein, its activation by proteases from hemolymph will be investigated. ..
  43. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  44. N-GLYCOSYLATION MECHANISM IN INSECT CELLS
    Donald Jarvis; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This could lead to more effective ways to control medically and agriculturally significant insects and/or the diseases they help to spread, which would have a major impact on worldwide public health. ..
  45. Molecular Improvement of Bacterial Mosquito Larvicides
    Brian Federici; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  46. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  47. STRUCTURES OF IMMUNOPHILINS AND THEIR COMPLEXES
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The structures of the complexes would be important for basic science and would provide much needed information on the pathway of cytoplasmic signal transduction...
  48. Molecular Improvement of Bacterial Mosquito Larvicides
    Brian Federici; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  49. Mapping Adeno-associated Virus Capsid Structural and Dynamic Transitions
    Brian P Bothner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The availability of this information will be valuable for the development of next generation recombinant vectors with improved efficacy. This project aims to fill this dearth in our knowledge base of basic AAV biology. ..
  50. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  51. STRUCTURAL STUDIES ON BIOACTIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Several of the research targets could become useful drugs for the treatment of human diseases. The esperamicin antitumor antibiotics are especially promising as chemotherapeutic agents...
  52. Molecule-to-gene approaches to new natural products
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This project describes two approaches, which minimize some of the liabilities of traditional natural products discovery techniques that could lead to an important small molecule stream for HTS. ..
  53. Genetics of speciation in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    MOHAMED A NOOR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It will also advance the area of behavioral genetics and the genetics of complex traits using a model system, with potential implications for developing hypotheses regarding human behaviors and traits. ..
  54. Genetics of mate discrimination in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    MOHAMED NOOR; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..It will also advance the area of behavioral genetics and the genetics of complex traits using a model system, with potential implications for developing hypotheses regarding human behaviors and traits. ..
  55. Highly Improved Bacterial Larvicides for Vector Control
    Brian Federici; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This collaboration has the common goal of having new products based on these recombinant bacteria on the market within five years, sooner if possible. ..
  56. Target-Based High-Throughput Screens for Plasmodium falciparum Malaria
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Here we will develop a new target-based assay to screen structurally diverse small molecule libraries to identify new antimalarial agents to kill the parasite. [unreadable]..
  57. Molecular Improvement of Bacterial Mosquito Larvicides
    Brian Federici; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  58. STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF BIOACTIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..Activity in an anticancer screen is the most important criterion but other activities such as antibiotic or CNS are also considered. ..
  59. STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF IMMUNOPHILINS AND RELATED PROTEINS
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Structures such as fyn SH2-pYEEI/FK506-FKBP52 that illustrate the concept of using borrowed endogenous proteins to moderate the binding of hybrid small molecules. ..
  60. Molecular Improvement of Bacterial Mosquito Larvicides
    Brian Federici; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  61. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  62. STRUCTURES OF IMMUNOPHILINS AND THEIR COMPLEXES
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Structures of both FKBP12-FK506 and cyclophilin A-Cyclphilin A complexes will be studied to design two distinctly different families of dimerizing agents with no affinity for wild type immunophilins. ..
  63. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Approaches to accessing and screening these natural products by heterologously expressing DNA obtained directly from the environment, eDNA, will be developed. ..
  64. STRUCTURAL STUDIES ON BIOACTIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Several of the research targets could become useful drugs for the treatment of human diseases. The esperamicin antitumor antibiotics are especially promising as chemotherapeutic agents...
  65. Genetics of mate discrimination in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    MOHAMED NOOR; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will also advance the area of behavioral genetics and the genetics of complex traits using a model system, with potential implications for developing hypotheses regarding human behaviors and traits. ..
  66. Structural and Functional Studies on Proteins
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This scan, if successful, would provide functional annotation for the endogenous function of previously characterized small molecules. Finally, some polypeptides with antibiotic activity will be investigated. ..
  67. STRUCTURES OF IMMUNOPHILINS AND THEIR COMPLEXES
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The structures of the complexes would be important for basic science and would provide much needed information on the pathway of cytoplasmic signal transduction...
  68. Structural and Functional Studies on Proteins
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This scan, if successful, would provide functional annotation for the endogenous function of previously characterized small molecules. Finally, some polypeptides with antibiotic activity will be investigated. ..
  69. INTERACTION BETWEEN X NEMATOPHILUS AND ITS HOSTS
    Heidi Goodrich Blair; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This work will provide insight into the genes and gene products that are essential for symbiosis and will aid in the elucidation of the regulation of host interactions in X. nematophilus and other bacteria. ..
  70. INTERACTION BETWEEN X NEMATOPHILUS AND ITS HOSTS
    Heidi Goodrich Blair; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This work will provide insight into the genes and gene products that are essential for symbiosis and will aid in the elucidation of the regulation of host interactions in X. nematophilus and other bacteria. ..
  71. Molecular mechanisms of X. nematophila-nematode interaction
    Heidi Goodrich Blair; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..nematophila during colonization, further define a colonization-specific regulon, and expand our knowledge of the role of a ubiquitous transcription factor in the natural ecology of a bacterium. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  72. INTERACTION BETWEEN X NEMATOPHILUS AND ITS HOSTS
    Heidi Goodrich Blair; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This work will provide insight into the genes and gene products that are essential for symbiosis and will aid in the elucidation of the regulation of host interactions in X. nematophilus and other bacteria. ..
  73. MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF X. NEMATOPHILA-NEMATODE INTERACT
    Heidi Goodrich Blair; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..nematophila during colonization, further define a colonization-specific regulon, and expand our knowledge of the role of a ubiquitous transcription factor in the natural ecology of a bacterium. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  74. Fine-scale recombination, variation, divergence, and codon bias in Drosophila
    MOHAMED NOOR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  75. Genetics of mate discrimination in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    MOHAMED NOOR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..It will also advance the area of behavioral genetics and the genetics of complex traits using a model system, with potential implications for developing hypotheses regarding human behaviors and traits. ..
  76. Fine-scale recombination, variation, divergence, and codon bias in Drosophila
    MOHAMED NOOR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  77. APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
    Jon Clardy; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Approaches to accessing and screening these natural products by heterologously expressing DNA obtained directly from the environment, eDNA, will be developed. ..