Title: Annotation of novel neuropeptide precursors in the migratory locust based on transcript screening of a public EST database and mass spectrometry
Authors: Clynen, Elke *
Huybrechts, Jurgen * ×
Verleyen, Peter
De Loof, Arnold
Schoofs, Liliane #
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC genomics vol:7
Article number: 201
Abstract: Background: For holometabolous insects there has been an explosion of proteomic and peptidomic information thanks to large genome sequencing projects. Heterometabolous insects, although comprising many important species, have been far less studied. The migratory locust Locusta migratoria, a heterometabolous insect, is one of the most infamous agricultural pests. They undergo a well-known and profound phase transition from the relatively harmless solitary form to a ferocious gregarious form. The underlying regulatory mechanisms of this phase transition are not fully understood, but it is undoubtedly that neuropeptides are involved. However, neuropeptide research in locusts is hampered by the absence of genomic information.
ISSN: 1471-2164
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Biology - miscellaneous
Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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