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standard Glycoengineering Silkworms Using Transposon Technology

Mabashi-Asazuma et al. (2015)  report in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on their successful efforts to alter post translational glycolytic processing of proteins in the posterior silk gland of Bombyx mori. The “silkworm is emerging as a new recombinant protein […]

standard Two Bombyx Testis-Specific Promoters

The level of sophistication with which one can genetically manipulate insects is very much determined by how well transgene expression can be regulated. Xu et al (2014) in Insect Molecular Biology describe their successful efforts to isolate promoters from two […]

standard 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 […]