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Genome Biol. 2006;7(3):R21. Epub 2006 Mar 10.

Large-scale gene discovery in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera).

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  • 1INRA Rennes, UMR INRA-Agrocampus BiO3P, BP 35327, F-35653 Le Rheu Cedex, France.

Abstract

Aphids are the leading pests in agricultural crops. A large-scale sequencing of 40,904 ESTs from the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum was carried out to define a catalog of 12,082 unique transcripts. A strong AT bias was found, indicating a compositional shift between Drosophila melanogaster and A. pisum. An in silico profiling analysis characterized 135 transcripts specific to pea-aphid tissues (relating to bacteriocytes and parthenogenetic embryos). This project is the first to address the genetics of the Hemiptera and of a hemimetabolous insect.

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