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Carbohydrate metabolism genes and pathways in insects: insights from the honey bee genome

Kunieda, T; Fujiyuki, T; Kucharski, Robert; Foret, Sylvain; Ament, S A; Toth, A L; Ohashi, K; Takeuchi, H; Kamikouchi, A; Kage, E; Morioka, M; Beye, M; Kubo, T; Robinson, Gene E; Maleszka, Ryszard

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Carbohydrate-metabolizing enzymes may have particularly interesting roles in the honey bee, Apis mellifera, because this social insect has an extremely carbohydrate-rich diet, and nutrition plays important roles in caste determination and socially mediated behavioural plasticity. We annotated a total of 174 genes encoding carbohydrate-metabolizing enzymes and 28 genes encoding lipid-metabolizing enzymes, based on orthology to their counterparts in the fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/33867
Source: Insect Molecular Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2006.00677.x

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