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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IPM TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUBTROPICAL INSECT PESTS

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Title: Genes Expressed in Asian Longhorned Beetle Larvae, Anoplophora Glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Authors
item Hunter, Wayne
item Smith, Michael

Submitted to: Genbank
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 23, 2005
Publication Date: June 29, 2005
Citation: Hunter, W.B., Smith, M.T. 2005. Genes expressed in asian Longhorned beetle larvae, Anoplophora glabripennis (coleoptera: cerambycidae). Genbank.

Interpretive Summary: The Asian Longhorned Beetle, ALB, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), is a major forest pest in China, and in New York and Illinois has demonstrated formidable potential for harming many important commercial tree species in the forests of North America. Gene expression studies provide highly specific information on genes regulating insect development; provide genetic markers for identification and monitoring studies, as well as being useful to identify unknown pathogens. These genetic products will aid the current efforts to manage this economically important pest.

Technical Abstract: The Asian Longhorned Beetle, ALB, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), is a major forest pest in China, and has become a pest in New York and Illinois. The ALB has demonstrated formidable potential for harming many important commercial tree species in the forests of North America. Gene expression studies provide highly specific information on genes regulating the ALB development, provides genetic markers for identification and monitoring studies, as well as being useful to identify unknown pathogens. For these reasons a cDNA expression library was made to the larval stage of the ALB to aid our understanding of development within different tree species. Genetic markers are also being evaluated as a means for detecting ALB within trees. The gene sequences have been published in the public database for EST's, GenBank, NCBI. These genetic products will aid the current efforts to manage this economically important pest.

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