Insect Molecular Biology

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

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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

Virtual Issue - Insect Olfaction - Nov 2011

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Olfaction and taste are key sensory inputs for many insects that shape their behavior and determine their success within the environments in which they live. Consequently, interfering with insects’ abilities to gain useful information from these sensory inputs can have detrimental effects on their reproductive success, as is the case with the widespread release of mating pheromones which confuse mate-seeking males, or on successful host-finding, as is the case with mosquito repellants. Over the last decade or so there has been great progress in clarifying the mechanisms by which insects smell and taste and while much of the pioneering work has been performed on Drosophila melanogaster there is an ever-growing body of work that extends these studies into non-model systems. Insect Molecular Biology has been and continues to be interested in publishing manuscripts in this dynamic and important area of insect science.

The insect chemoreceptor superfamily of the parasitoid jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis
Robertson, H.M., J. Gadau, and K.W. Wanner

Genome annotation and comparative analyses of the odorant-binding proteins and chemosensory proteins in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum
Zhou, J.J., F.G. Vieira, X.L. He, C. Smadja, R. Liu, J. Rozas, and L.M. Field

Molecular characterization of the Aedes aegypti odorant receptor gene family
Bohbot, J., R.J. Pitts, H.W. Kwon, M. Rutzler, H.M. Robertson, and L.J. Zwiebel

Identification of odorant-binding proteins of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti: genome annotation and comparative analyses
Zhou, J.J., X.L. He, J.A. Pickett, and L.M. Field

Identification and characterization of odorant-binding protein 1 gene from the Asian malaria mosquito, Anopheles stephensi
Sengul, M.S., and Z. Tu

Female-biased expression of odourant receptor genes in the adult antennae of the silkworm, Bombyx mori
Wanner, K.W., A.R. Anderson, S.C. Trowell, D.A. Theilmann, H.M. Robertson, and R.D. Newcomb

Antennal esterase cDNAs from two pest moths, Spodoptera littoralis and Sesamia nonagrioides, potentially involved in odourant degradation
Merlin, C., G. Rosell, G. Carot-Sans, M.C. Francois, F. Bozzolan, J. Pelletier, E. Jacquin-Joly, A. Guerrero, and M. Maibeche-Coisne

Molecular identification and characterization of two new Lepidoptera chemoreceptors belonging to the Drosophila melanogaster OR83b family
Malpel, S., C. Merlin, M.C. Francois, and E. Jacquin-Joly

Molecular cloning and expression patterns of a putative olfactory diacylglycerol kinase from the noctuid moth Spodoptera littoralis
Chouquet, B., F. Bozzolan, M. Solvar, L. Duportets, E. Jacquin-Joly, P. Lucas, and S. Debernard

A diversity of putative carboxylesterases are expressed in the antennae of the noctuid moth Spodoptera littoralis
Durand, N., G. Carot-Sans, T. Chertemps, N. Montagne, E. Jacquin-Joly, S. Debernard, and M. Maibeche-Coisne

Candidate chemosensory ionotropic receptors in a Lepidoptera
Olivier, V., C. Monsempes, M.C. Francois, E. Poivet, and E. Jacquin-Joly

PsOr1, a potential target for RNA interference-based pest management
Zhao, Y.Y., F. Liu, G. Yang, and M.S. You