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A heterozygous moth genome provides insights into herbivory and detoxification.
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PMID:  23313953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
How an insect evolves to become a successful herbivore is of profound biological and practical importance. Herbivores are often adapted to feed on a specific group of evolutionarily and biochemically related host plants, but the genetic and molecular bases for adaptation to plant defense compounds remain poorly understood. We report the first whole-genome sequence of a basal lepidopteran species, Plutella xylostella, which contains 18,071 protein-coding and 1,412 unique genes with an expansion of gene families associated with perception and the detoxification of plant defense compounds. A recent expansion of retrotransposons near detoxification-related genes and a wider system used in the metabolism of plant defense compounds are shown to also be involved in the development of insecticide resistance. This work shows the genetic and molecular bases for the evolutionary success of this worldwide herbivore and offers wider insights into insect adaptation to plant feeding, as well as opening avenues for more sustainable pest management.
Minsheng You; Zhen Yue; Weiyi He; Xinhua Yang; Guang Yang; Miao Xie; Dongliang Zhan; Simon W Baxter; Liette Vasseur; Geoff M Gurr; Carl J Douglas; Jianlin Bai; Ping Wang; Kai Cui; Shiguo Huang; Xianchun Li; Qing Zhou; Zhangyan Wu; Qilin Chen; Chunhui Liu; Bo Wang; Xiaojing Li; Xiufeng Xu; Changxin Lu; Min Hu; John W Davey; Sandy M Smith; Mingshun Chen; Xiaofeng Xia; Weiqi Tang; Fushi Ke; Dandan Zheng; Yulan Hu; Fengqin Song; Yanchun You; Xiaoli Ma; Lu Peng; Yunkai Zheng; Yong Liang; Yaqiong Chen; Liying Yu; Younan Zhang; Yuanyuan Liu; Guoqing Li; Lin Fang; Jingxiang Li; Xin Zhou; Yadan Luo; Caiyun Gou; Junyi Wang; Jian Wang; Huanming Yang; Jun Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature genetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1546-1718     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Genet.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216904     Medline TA:  Nat Genet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1] Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. [2] Key Laboratory of Integrated Pest Management for Fujian-Taiwan Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Fuzhou, China. [3].
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