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Title Molecular biology and genetics of the Lepidoptera / edited by Marian R. Goldsmith, František Marec
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xv, 362 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Contemporary topics in entomology series
Contemporary topics in entomology series.
Contents Evolutionary framework for Lepidoptera model systems / Amanda D. Roe [and others] -- Recent progress in silkworm genetics and genomics / Marian R. Goldsmith -- Rise and fall of the W chromosome in Lepidoptera / Frantisek Marec, Ken Sahara, and Walther Traut -- Sex chromosomes and sex determination in bombyx mori / Hiroaki Abe, Tsuguru Fujii, and Toru Shimada -- Evolutionary and developmental genetics of butterfly wing patterns: focus on bicyclus anynana eyespots / Patricia Beldade and Suzanne V. Saenko -- Prospects for locating adaptive genes in lepidopteran genomes: a case study of butterfly color patterns / Simon W. Baxter [and others] -- Molecular and physiological innovations of butterfly eyes / Marilou P. Sison-Mangus and Adriana D. Briscoe -- Lepidopteran circadian clocks: from molecules to behavior / Christine Merlin and Steven M. Reppert -- Lepidopteran chemoreceptors / Kevin W. Wanner and Hugh M. Robertson -- Sexual communication in Lepidoptera: a need for wedding genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology / Fred Gould [and others] -- Genetics of host range in Lepidoptera / Sara J. Oppenheim and Keith R. Hopper -- Genetics and molecular biology of the major crop pest genus helicoverpa / Karl Gordon [and others] -- Molecular genetics of insecticide resistance in Lepidoptera / David G. Heckel -- Innate immune responses of manduca sexta / Michael R. Kanost and James B. Nardi -- Lepidopterans as model mini-hosts for human pathogens and as a resource for peptide antibiotics / Andreas Vilcinskas -- Intrahemocoelic toxins for Lepidopteran pest management / Nina Richtman Schmidt and Bryony C. Bonning -- The interactions between polydnavirus-carrying parasitoids and their Lepidopteran hosts / Michael R. Strand -- Densovirus resistance in bombyx mori / Keiko Kadono-Okuda
Summary This book provides a summary of cutting-edge studies of the Lepidoptera as an organism in and of itself and as model systems. Leading researchers discuss symbiosis, genomes, sex determination, natural products, ecophysiology, sensory systems, pest control, the sterile insect technique, immunity, and evolution development. Understanding the biology and genetics of butterflies and moths may lead to new species-selective methods of control, saving billions of dollars in pesticide use and protecting environmental and human health, making the sections on pest control and the sterile insect technique very important
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lepidoptera -- Functional genomics
Lepidoptera -- Molecular genetics
NATURE -- Animals -- Butterflies & Moths.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
Author Goldsmith, Marian R.
Marec, Frantisek
ISBN 9781420060201