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Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface

Published on Dec 1, 2016in Genome Biology14.028
· DOI :10.1186/s13059-016-1088-8
Duane D. McKenna17
Estimated H-index: 17
(U of M: University of Memphis),
Erin D. Scully13
Estimated H-index: 13
(USDA: United States Department of Agriculture)
+ 64 AuthorsStephen Richards49
Estimated H-index: 49
(BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)
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Abstract
Background Relatively little is known about the genomic basis and evolution of wood-feeding in beetles. We undertook genome sequencing and annotation, gene expression assays, studies of plant cell wall degrading enzymes, and other functional and comparative studies of the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, a globally significant invasive species capable of inflicting severe feeding damage on many important tree species. Complementary studies of genes encoding enzymes involved in digestion of woody plant tissues or detoxification of plant allelochemicals were undertaken with the genomes of 14 additional insects, including the newly sequenced emerald ash borer and bull-headed dung beetle.
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