Insect Molecular Biology

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

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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 - Molecular Responses to Temperature - August 2010

Molecular Responses to temperature, August 2010

Edited by Linda M. Field and David O'Brochta

Many insects are well adapted to dealing with various abiotic stresses by virtue of the fact that they are highly motile, enabling them to simply move to where conditions are favorable. While this strategy is effective in response to very local abiotic stresses over limited distances other adaptations are needed. Temperature represents a common abiotic stress that most insects must respond to at some point in their lives. Molecular genetic responses to extremes in temperature involve concerted induction and down regulation of genes. Current molecular genetic technologies have permitted non-model insects that live life at abiotic extremes to be investigated, as they have never been studied before. Only the surface of these interesting molecular physiological responses has been scratched and Insect Molecular Biology will be there as this interesting field develops.

Cold hardening and transcriptional change in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Molecular Biology
W. Qin, S. J. Neal, R. M. Robertson, J. T. Westwood and V. K. Walker

Rapid cold hardening elicits changes in brain protein profiles of the flesh fly, Sarcophaga crassipalpis. Insect Molecular Biology
A. Li and D. L. Denlinger

Transcription of antifreeze protein genes in Choristoneura fumiferana. Insect Molecular Biology
W. Qin, D. Doucet, M. G. Tyshenko and V. K. Walker

Gene transcription during exposure to, and recovery from, cold and desiccation stress in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Molecular Biology
B. J. Sinclair, A. G. Gibbs and S. P. Roberts

Methionine-rich storage protein gene in the rice stem borer, Chilo suppressalis, is expressed during diapause in response to cold acclimation. Insect Molecular Biology
S. Sonoda, K. Fukumoto, Y. Izumi, M. Ashfaq, H. Yoshida and H. Tsumuki

The expression of the HSP90 gene in response to winter and summer diapauses and thermal-stress in the onion maggot, Delia antiqua. Insect Molecular Biology
B. Chen, T. Kayukawa, A. Monteiro and Y. Ishikawa

Cognate Hsp70 gene is induced during deep larval diapause in the moth Sesamia nonagrioides. Insect Molecular Biology
T. Gkouvitsas, D. Kontogiannatos and A. Kourti

Cloning and interspecific altered expression of heat shock protein genes in two leafminer species in response to thermal stress. Insect Molecular Biology
Li-Hua Huang and Le Kang

Decrease in expression of beta-tubulin and microtubule abundance in flight muscles during diapause in adults of Culex pipiens. Insect Molecular Biology
M. Kim and D. L. Denlinger

A shut-down in expression of an insulin-like peptide, ILP-1, halts ovarian maturation during the overwintering diapause of the mosquito Culex pipiens. Insect Molecular Biology
C. Sim and D. L. Denlinger