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The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum

Richards, Stephen ; Gibbs, Richard A ; Weinstock, George M ; Brown, Susan J ; Denell, Robin ; Beeman, Richard W ; Gibbs, Richard ; Beeman, Richard W ; Brown, Susan J and Bucher, Gregor , et al. (2008) In Nature 452(7190). p.949-955
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Tribolium castaneum is a member of the most species-rich eukaryotic order, a powerful model organism for the study of generalized insect development, and an important pest of stored agricultural products. We describe its genome sequence here. This omnivorous beetle has evolved the ability to interact with a diverse chemical environment, as shown by large expansions in odorant and gustatory receptors, as well as P450 and other detoxification enzymes. Development in Tribolium is more representative of other insects than is Drosophila, a fact reflected in gene content and function. For example, Tribolium has retained more ancestral genes involved in cell-cell communication than Drosophila, some being expressed in the growth zone crucial... (More)

Tribolium castaneum is a member of the most species-rich eukaryotic order, a powerful model organism for the study of generalized insect development, and an important pest of stored agricultural products. We describe its genome sequence here. This omnivorous beetle has evolved the ability to interact with a diverse chemical environment, as shown by large expansions in odorant and gustatory receptors, as well as P450 and other detoxification enzymes. Development in Tribolium is more representative of other insects than is Drosophila, a fact reflected in gene content and function. For example, Tribolium has retained more ancestral genes involved in cell-cell communication than Drosophila, some being expressed in the growth zone crucial for axial elongation in short-germ development. Systemic RNA interference in T. castaneum functions differently from that in Caenorhabditis elegans, but nevertheless offers similar power for the elucidation of gene function and identification of targets for selective insect control.

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Animals, Base Composition, Body Patterning/genetics, Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System/genetics, DNA Transposable Elements/genetics, Genes, Insect/genetics, Genome, Insect/genetics, Growth and Development/genetics, Humans, Insecticides/pharmacology, Neurotransmitter Agents/genetics, Oogenesis/genetics, Phylogeny, Proteome/genetics, RNA Interference, Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled/genetics, Receptors, Odorant/genetics, Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid/genetics, Taste/genetics, Telomere/genetics, Tribolium/classification, Vision, Ocular/genetics
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7190
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949 - 955
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10.1038/nature06784
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  author       = {Richards, Stephen and Gibbs, Richard A and Weinstock, George M and Brown, Susan J and Denell, Robin and Beeman, Richard W and Gibbs, Richard and Beeman, Richard W and Brown, Susan J and Bucher, Gregor and Friedrich, Markus and Grimmelikhuijzen, Cornelis J P and Klingler, Martin and Lorenzen, Marce and Richards, Stephen and Roth, Siegfried and Schröder, Reinhard and Tautz, Diethard and Zdobnov, Evgeny M and Muzny, Donna and Gibbs, Richard A and Weinstock, George M and Attaway, Tony and Bell, Stephanie and Buhay, Christian J and Chandrabose, Mimi N and Chavez, Dean and Clerk-Blankenburg, Kerstin P and Cree, Andrew and Dao, Marvin and Davis, Clay and Chacko, Joseph and Dinh, Huyen and Dugan-Rocha, Shannon and Fowler, Gerald and Garner, Toni T and Garnes, Jeffrey and Gnirke, Andreas and Hawes, Alica and Hernandez, Judith and Hines, Sandra and Holder, Michael and Hume, Jennifer and Jhangiani, Shalini N and Joshi, Vandita and Khan, Ziad Mohid and Jackson, LaRonda and Kovar, Christie and Elhaik, Eran and Li, Bin},
  issn         = {0028-0836},
  language     = {eng},
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  number       = {7190},
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  title        = {The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature06784},
  doi          = {10.1038/nature06784},
  volume       = {452},
  year         = {2008},
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