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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Using Microarray Technology to Optimize Artificial Diets for Beneficial Insects

Authors
item Yocum, George
item Coudron, Thomas

Submitted to: National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 17, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: An optimized artificial diet is key for the production of high quality beneficial insects at affordable cost. Using a Drosophila microarray chip with 7000 unigenes, several hundred dietary regulated genes were identified in Perillus bioculatus that fed on a suboptimal artificial diet. These dietary regulated genes will be isolated and used as molecular markers to accelerate the development of the artificial diet for P. bioculatus.

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