Submitted to: National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/17/2002
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.