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Antennal transcriptome analysis of the chemosensory gene families in the tree killing bark beetles, Ips typographus and Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

Andersson, Martin; Grosse-Wilde, Ewald; Keeling, Christopher I.; Bengtsson, Jonas; Yuen, Macaire M. S.; Li, Maria; Hillbur, Ylva; Bohlmann, Jörg; Hansson, Bill; Schlyter, Fredrik


Conclusions: The protein families important for chemoreception have now been identified in three coleopteran species (four species for the ORs). Thus, this study allows for improved evolutionary analyses of coleopteran olfaction. Identification of these proteins in two of the most destructive forest pests, sharing many semiochemicals, is especially important as they might represent novel targets for population control.


Ips typographus; Dendroctonus ponderosae; Gene ontology; Transcriptome; Odorant receptor; Ionotropic receptor; Gustatory receptor; Odorant binding protein; Chemosensory Protein; Sensory neuron membrane protein

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BMC Genomics
2013, Volume: 14, article number: 198