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Functional and Evolutionary Insights from the Genomes of Three Parasitoid Nasonia Species

Werren, J. H., Richards, S., Desjardins, C. A., Niehuis, O., Gadau, J., Colbourne, J. K., Beukeboom, L. W., Desplan, C., Elsik, C. G., Grimmelikhuijzen, C. J. P., Kitts, P., Lynch, J. A., Murphy, T., Oliveira, D. C. S. G., Smith, C. D., Zande, L. v. d., Worley, K. C., Zdobnov, E. M., Aerts, M., Albert, S., Anaya, V. H., Anzola, J. M., Barchuk, A. R., Behura, S. K., Bera, A. N., Berenbaum, M. R., Bertossa, R. C., Bitondi, M. M. G., Bordenstein, S. R., Bork, P., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Brunain, M., Cazzamali, G., Chaboub, L., Chacko, J., Chavez, D., Childers, C. P., Choi, J.-H., Clark, M. E., Claudianos, C., Clinton, R. A., Cree, A. G., Cristino, A. S., Dang, P. M., Darby, Alistair C., de Graaf, D. C., Devreese, B., Dinh, H. H., Edwards, R., Elango, N., Elhaik, E., Ermolaeva, O., Evans, J. D., Foret, S., Fowler, G. R., Gerlach, D., Gibson, J. D., Gilbert, D. G., Graur, D., Grunder, S., Hagen, D. E., Han, Y., Hauser, F., Hultmark, D., Hunter, H. C., Hurst, G. D. D., Jhangian, S. N., Jiang, H., Johnson, R. M., Jones, A. K., Junier, T., Kadowaki, T., Kamping, A., Kapustin, Y., Kechavarzi, B., Kim, J., Kim, J., Kiryutin, B., Koevoets, T., Kovar, C. L., Kriventseva, E. V., Kucharski, R., Lee, H., Lee, S. L., Lees, K., Lewis, L. R., Loehlin, D. W., Logsdon, J. M., Lopez, J. A., Lozado, R. J., Maglott, D., Maleszka, R., Mayampurath, A., Mazur, D. J., McClure, M. A., Moore, A. D., Morgan, M. B., Muller, J., Munoz-Torres, M. C., Muzny, D. M., Nazareth, L. V., Neupert, S., Nguyen, N. B., Nunes, F. M. F., Oakeshott, J. G., Okwuonu, G. O., Pannebakker, B. A., Pejaver, V. R., Peng, Z., Pratt, S. C., Predel, R., Pu, L.-L., Ranson, Hilary ORCID:, Raychoudhury, R., Rechtsteiner, A., Reid, J. G., Riddle, M., Romero-Severson, J., Rosenberg, M., Sackton, T. B., Sattelle, D. B., Schluns, H., Schmitt, T., Schneider, M., Schuler, A., Schurko, A. M., Shuker, D. M., Simoes, Z. L. P., Sinha, S., Smith, Z., Souvorov, A., Springauf, A., Stafflinger, E., Stage, D. E., Stanke, M., Tanaka, Y., Telschow, A., Trent, C., Vattathil, S., Viljakainen, L., Wanner, K. W., Waterhouse, R. M., Whitfield, J. B., Wilkes, T. E., Williamson, M., Willis, J. H., Wolschin, F., Wyder, S., Yamada, T., Yi, S. V., Zecher, C. N., Zhang, L. and Gibbs, R. A. (2010) 'Functional and Evolutionary Insights from the Genomes of Three Parasitoid Nasonia Species'. Science, Vol 327, Issue 5963, pp. 343-348.

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We report here genome sequences and comparative analyses of three closely related parasitoid wasps:Nasonia vitripennis, N. giraulti, and N. longicornis. Parasitoids are important regulators of arthropod populations, including major agricultural pests and disease vectors, and Nasonia is an emerging genetic model, particularly for evolutionary and developmental genetics. Key findings include the identification of a functional DNA methylation tool kit; hymenopteran-specific genes including diverse venoms; lateral gene transfers among Pox viruses, Wolbachia, and Nasonia; and the rapid evolution of genes involved in nuclearmitochondrial interactions that are implicated in speciation. Newly developed genome resources advance
Nasonia for genetic research, accelerate mapping and cloning of quantitative trait loci, and will ultimately
provide tools and knowledge for further increasing the utility of parasitoids as pest insect-control agents.

Item Type: Article
Corporate Authors: The Nasonia Genome Working Group
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 565 Hymenoptera (Bees. Wasps. Ants)
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 10:24
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