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Research Project: Next-Generation Approaches for Monitoring and Management of Stored Product Insects

Location: Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research

Title: Tribolium castaneum: A model insect for fundamental and applied research

item Campbell, James - Jim
item ATHANASSIOU, CHRISTOS - University Of Thessaly
item HAGSTRUM, DAVID - Kansas State University
item ZHU, KUN YAN - Kansas State University

Submitted to: Annual Review of Entomology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/11/2021
Publication Date: 10/6/2021
Citation: Campbell, J.F., Athanassiou, C., Hagstrum, D., Zhu, K. 2021. Tribolium castaneum: A model insect for fundamental and applied research. Annual Review of Entomology. 67:347-365.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Tribolium castaneum is one of the most ubiquitous and best studied stored product insects, with a long and varied history as a model species. It has been a popular model for genetics and developmental and evolutionary biology research. Tribolium castaneum was the first beetle whose genome was sequenced and a new genome assembly and enhanced annotation combined with readily available genomic research tools have facilitated increased use in a wide range of functional genomics research. Research into sensory systems, response to pheromones and kairomones, and patterns of movement and landscape utilization have improved our understanding of behavioral and ecological processes. Tribolium castaneum has also been a model in the development of pest monitoring and management tactics, including evaluation of insecticide resistance mechanisms. Improving linkages between functional genomics research and behavioral, ecological, and pest management research will likely lead to even further scientific advances.