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The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum

Richards, Stephen; Gibbs, R A; Weinstock, G M; Brown, Susan J; Denell, Robin; Beeman, Richard W; Bucher, Gregor; Friedrich, Markus; Grimmelikhuijzen, Cornelius J P; Klinger, Martin; Foret, Sylvain; Maleszka, Ryszard

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Tribolium castaneum is a member of the most species-rich eukaryotic order, a powerful model organism for the study of generalized insect development, and an important pest of stored agricultural products. We describe its genome sequence here. This omnivorous beetle has evolved the ability to interact with a diverse chemical environment, as shown by large expansions in odorant and gustatory receptors, as well as P450 and other detoxification enzymes. Development in Tribolium is more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60735
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature06784

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