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. 2008 Apr 24;452(7190):949-55.
doi: 10.1038/nature06784. Epub 2008 Mar 23.

The Genome of the Model Beetle and Pest Tribolium Castaneum

Tribolium Genome Sequencing ConsortiumStephen RichardsRichard A GibbsGeorge M WeinstockSusan J BrownRobin DenellRichard W BeemanRichard GibbsRichard W BeemanSusan J BrownGregor BucherMarkus FriedrichCornelis J P GrimmelikhuijzenMartin KlinglerMarce LorenzenStephen RichardsSiegfried RothReinhard SchröderDiethard TautzEvgeny M ZdobnovDonna MuznyRichard A GibbsGeorge M WeinstockTony AttawayStephanie BellChristian J BuhayMimi N ChandraboseDean ChavezKerstin P Clerk-BlankenburgAndrew CreeMarvin DaoClay DavisJoseph ChackoHuyen DinhShannon Dugan-RochaGerald FowlerToni T GarnerJeffrey GarnesAndreas GnirkeAlica HawesJudith HernandezSandra HinesMichael HolderJennifer HumeShalini N JhangianiVandita JoshiZiad Mohid KhanLaRonda JacksonChristie KovarAndrea KowisSandra LeeLora R LewisJon MargolisMargaret MorganLynne V NazarethNgoc NguyenGeoffrey OkwuonuDavid ParkerStephen RichardsSan-Juana RuizJireh SantibanezJoël SavardSteven E SchererBrian SchneiderErica SodergrenDiethard TautzSelina VattahilDonna VillasanaCourtney S WhiteRita WrightYoonseong ParkRichard W BeemanJeff LordBrenda OppertMarce LorenzenSusan BrownLiangjiang WangJoël SavardDiethard TautzStephen RichardsGeorge WeinstockRichard A GibbsYue LiuKim WorleyGeorge WeinstockChristine G ElsikJustin T ReeseEran ElhaikGiddy LandanDan GraurPeter ArensburgerPeter AtkinsonRichard W BeemanJim BeidlerSusan J BrownJeffery P DemuthDouglas W DruryYu-Zhou DuHaruhiko FujiwaraMarce LorenzenVincenza MaselliMizuko OsanaiYoonseong ParkHugh M RobertsonZhijian TuJian-jun WangSuzhi WangStephen RichardsHenry SongLan ZhangErica SodergrenDoreen WernerMario StankeBurkhard MorgensternVictor SolovyevPeter KosarevGarth BrownHsiu-Chuan ChenOlga ErmolaevaWratko HlavinaYuri KapustinBoris KiryutinPaul KittsDonna MaglottKim PruittVictor SapojnikovAlexandre SouvorovAaron J MackeyRobert M WaterhouseStefan WyderEvgeny M ZdobnovEvgeny M ZdobnovStefan WyderEvgenia V KriventsevaTatsuhiko KadowakiPeer BorkManuel ArandaRiyue BaoAnke BeermannNicola BernsRenata BolognesiFrançois BonnetonDaniel BoppSusan J BrownGregor BucherThomas ButtsArnaud ChaumotRobin E DenellDavid E K FerrierMarkus FriedrichCassondra M GordonMarek JindraMartin KlinglerQue LanH Michael G LattorffVincent LaudetCornelia von LevetsowZhenyi LiuRebekka LutzJeremy A LynchRodrigo Nunes da FonsecaNico PosnienRolf ReuterSiegfried RothJoël SavardJohannes B SchinkoChristian SchmittMichael SchoppmeierReinhard SchröderTeresa D ShippyFranck SimonnetHenrique Marques-SouzaDiethard TautzYoshinori TomoyasuJochen TraunerMaurijn Van der ZeeMichel VervoortNadine WittkoppErnst A WimmerXiaoyun YangAndrew K JonesDavid B SattellePaul R EbertDavid NelsonJeffrey G ScottRichard W BeemanSubbaratnam MuthukrishnanKarl J KramerYasuyuki ArakaneRichard W BeemanQingsong ZhuDavid HogenkampRadhika DixitBrenda OppertHaobo JiangZhen ZouJeremy MarshallElena ElpidinaKonstantin VinokurovCris OppertZhen ZouJay EvansZhiqiang LuPicheng ZhaoNiranji SumathipalaBoran AltincicekAndreas VilcinskasMichael WilliamsDan HultmarkCharles HetruHaobo JiangCornelis J P GrimmelikhuijzenFrank HauserGiuseppe CazzamaliMichael WilliamsonYoonseong ParkBin LiYoshiaki TanakaReinhard PredelSusanne NeupertJoachim SchachtnerPeter VerleyenFlorian RaiblePeer BorkMarkus FriedrichKimberly K O WaldenHugh M RobertsonSergio AngeliSylvain ForêtGregor BucherStefan SchuetzRyszard MaleszkaErnst A WimmerRichard W BeemanMarce LorenzenYoshinori TomoyasuSherry C MillerDaniela GrossmannGregor Bucher

The Genome of the Model Beetle and Pest Tribolium Castaneum

Tribolium Genome Sequencing Consortium et al. Nature. .

Abstract

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 representative of other insects than is Drosophila, a fact reflected in gene content and function. For example, Tribolium has retained more ancestral genes involved in cell-cell communication than Drosophila, some being expressed in the growth zone crucial for axial elongation in short-germ development. Systemic RNA interference in T. castaneum functions differently from that in Caenorhabditis elegans, but nevertheless offers similar power for the elucidation of gene function and identification of targets for selective insect control.

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