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Transcriptomic Analysis of Chemosensory Gene expression in Lepidopteran and Dipteran Insects
Dnr:

SNIC 2017/7-404

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

William Walker

Affiliation:

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Start Date:

2017-12-28

End Date:

2019-01-01

Primary Classification:

10611: Ecology

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Abstract

Transcriptomic analysis of olfactory tissues (antennae and palpae) of several species of Lepidopteran and Dipteran insects will be conducted. Chemosensory genes will be annotated and studied within species and evolutionary analyses across closely related species will also be conducted. The objective is to identify and characterize olfactory receptor and related genes in pest insect species, such that the knowledge gained may contribute to better sustainable pest control strategies.