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Research Project: Detection and Biologically Based Management of Row Crop Pests Concurrent with Boll Weevil Eradication

Location: Insect Control and Cotton Disease Research

Title: Introduction: Invertebrate Neuropeptides XVI

Author
item Nachman, Ronald - Ron

Submitted to: Peptides
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/11/2017
Publication Date: 12/15/2017
Citation: Nachman, R.J. 2017. Introduction: Invertebrate Neuropeptides XVI. Peptides. 98:1-2.

Interpretive Summary: This publication represents an introduction to the sixteenth in a series of special issues of the Peptides journal dedicated to invertebrate neuropeptides. The issue addresses a number of aspects of invertebrate neuropeptide research including identification of novel invertebrate neuropeptide sequences via state-of-the-art analytical techniques, further characterization of new biological roles for existing neuropeptides, elucidation of the mechanisms and biochemical pathways through which neuropeptides operate, and aspects of neuropeptide metabolism. In addition, the issue concludes with a paper that addresses peptides toxic to insects from microbial and animal venom sources, and their significance to the development of novel, peptide-based strategies for management of arthropod pests.

Technical Abstract: This publication represents an introduction to the sixteenth in a series of special issues of the Peptides journal dedicated to invertebrate neuropeptides. The issue addresses a number of aspects of invertebrate neuropeptide research including identification of novel invertebrate neuropeptide sequences via state-of-the-art analytical techniques, further characterization of new biological roles for existing neuropeptides, elucidation of the mechanisms and biochemical pathways through which neuropeptides operate, and aspects of neuropeptide metabolism. In addition, the issue concludes with a paper that addresses peptides toxic to insects from microbial and animal venom sources, and their significance to the development of novel, peptide-based strategies for management of arthropod pests.