Insect Molecular Biology

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Edited By: Paul Eggleston and David A. O'Brochta

Impact Factor: 2.976

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 3/90 (Entomology); 134/291 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2583

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology


The Nasonia Genome Special Issue
This special issue of Insect Molecular Biology marks the publication of the genome sequence of the jewel wasp, Nasonia vitripennis, and its close relatives N. giraulti and N. longicornis.
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Special Issue: Honey Bee Genome
Insect Molecular Biology released its special issue 15(5) in October 2006, which comes as a result of a communal project, The Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Project (HBGSP), led by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Human Genome Research Institute. The papers featured in this special issue provide new insights into varying topics in honey bee biology, including neurobiology, the process of caste determination, and the social lifestyle of the honey bee. These papers complement the Honey Bee Genome Sequence which the journal Nature has recently published; also a result of the HBGSP project.

Read articles from The Honey Bee Genome Special Issue free online.

For more information on Nature’s online Honeybee Web Focus click here.

Royal Entomological Society Journal Award Scheme
The Society operates a scheme designed to recognise the ‘best papers’ published over a two year period in each of its 6 journals.  Each year articles from 3 journals will be selected for this award by the Journal Editor(s) and the Journal Editorial board.  The prize consists of:

  • A cash sum of £500
  • A certificate signed by the President and Editor(s) 
  • An award ceremony at the Annual General Meeting of the Society and dinner with the President.

The following paper was awarded the 2010 award for the best paper in Insect Molecular Biology:

IAPV, a bee-affecting virus associated with Colony collapse Disorder can be silenced by dsRNA ingestion
Maori, N. Paldi, S. Shafir, H Kalev, E. Tsur, E.Glick and I. Sela

The awards for 2009 were for Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology and Systematic Entomology.  To find out more click here

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