Orco

Male Locusta migratoria migratorioides photographed in Katavi National Park, Tanzania

standard 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 […]

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standard Gene Editing Spodoptera

Three papers recently described successful CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis in two species of Spodoptera.  Spodoptera litura and S. littoralis. Bi et al (2016) use Cas9 to create somatic mutations in S. litura in developmental gene abdominal-A, abd-A, and analyzed the resulting larvae […]