Insect Science is an entomology journal publishing research. We publish research spanning the behavior, biogeography, ecology, genomics, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, sociobiology, phylogeny, exotic incursions and pest management of insects. Our emphasis is on the adaptation and evolutionary biology of insects from the molecular to the ecosystem level.

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RNAi-mediated pest control targeting the Troponin I (wupA) gene in sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius

  •  11 June 2024

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This study demonstrates that RNA interference (RNAi)-based pest management is a viable method for controlling sweet potato weevil and identifies wupA as a promising target for such an approach. The application of double-stranded RNA resulted in a significant increase in mortality rates among pests, while exhibiting no discernible negative effects on non-target insects.

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ABHD5 regulates midgut-specific lipid homeostasis in Bombyx mori

  •  6 June 2024

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CRISPR/Cas9 transgenic technology was used to knock out α/β hydrolase domain-containing 5 (ABHD5) in Bombyx mori, and the results indicate that the loss of ABHD5 function leads to lipid disorder in the midgut, demonstrating that ABHD5 plays an important role in lipid homeostasis in B. mori.

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Chromosome-level genome of the parthenogenetic booklouse Liposcelis bostrychophila reveals high heterozygosity and a nonhomologous chromosome

  •  6 June 2024

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We have assembled a high-quality, chromosomal-level genome of Liposcelis bostrychophila. Notably, the genome of L. bostrychophila exhibits a high level of heterozygosity and features a distinctive nonhomologous chromosome. This heterozygous characteristic in the parthenogenetic booklouse genome may arise from high mutation rates, based on genomic variations analysis across multiple generations. Through comparative genomics analysis between L. bostrychophila and 15 other insect species, we revealed significantly expanded gene families, primarily associated with the detoxification and feeding habits of L. bostrychophila.

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Transcriptome study reveals tick immune genes restrict Babesia microti infection

  •  4 June 2024

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Haemaphysalis longicornis serves as one of the primary vectors of Babesia microti, significantly impacting human and animal health. Integrated transcriptomics datasets revealed the pivotal role of tick immune-related pathways, such as Toll, JAK-STAT, and IMD pathways, in response to Babesia infection. These tick immune pathways restrict Babesia infection through regulating defensin expression.

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The dynamics of N6-methyladenine RNA modification in resistant and susceptible rice varieties responding to rice stem borer damage

  •  4 June 2024

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Dynamics of N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modifications act as the main regulatory strategy for expression of genes involved in plant–insect interactions, which is attributed to differential responses of susceptible and resistant rice varieties to rice stem borer infestation.

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