Bombyx

Bombyx mori with eggs

A Stable, Replaceable, Highly Efficient Transgene Expression System

Long et. al. in Scientific Reports describe a system for creating stable sites in the genome of Bombyx mori that allow for site-specific recombination-mediated integration of transgenes. Transposons are essential platforms for many insect genetic technologies and are typically used […]

Transgenic Effectors for Neurogenic Manipulation

Genetic technologies will continue to play an increasingly important role in enabling the function of specific neurons in insect behavior to be determined. The genetic technologies available for manipulating Drosophila melanogaster provides not only great examples but some of these […]

Bombyx mori with eggs

Transgenic TALEN Expression to Control Sex in Bombyx

Analysis of gene function in insects by editing the genome, or reverse genetics, is now greatly facilitated thanks to powerful genetic technologies, such as TALENs, ZFNs, and more recently CRISPR/Cas9, becoming available in many organisms. However, screening of transgenic mutated […]

Bombyx mori

Strongly and Ubiquitously Expressed Promoter for Lepidoptera

The number of genetic technologies available for the study of the silkworm, Bombyx mori, is second only to those available for Drosophila melanogaster. Germ-line transformation, enhancer-trapping, genome editing/modification using CRISPRs, TALENS, ZFNs  are all established technologies in B. mori. But, […]