Locusta

Male Locusta migratoria migratorioides photographed in Katavi National Park, Tanzania

Orco Knockout Mutants of Locusta migratoria

‎  A recent report by Li et al. demonstrates that by using a state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, it is now possible to study the function of Orco in the locust, Locusta migratoria .  The gene odorant receptor co-receptor (Orco) encodes […]

Post-feeding and -injection Dynamics of dsRNA in 4 Insects

The variability of dsRNA-induced RNA interference is well documented with some insects very amenable to this method of regulating gene expression while are others are very much less so. The factors involved in this variation are known to some extent […]