transposons

Basics of Cas9 Activity

standard Guide to Moving Genetic Technologies into Insects

Huang et al (2016) have published a short review on insect genetic technologies in the Journal of Genetics and Genomics that could serve as a useful guide for those considering the development of genetic technologies for ‘their’ insect system. The […]

standard Synthetic Selfish DNA as Genetic Technologies

  Selfish genes are genes that can spread themselves rapidly within genomes and populations.   Think – transposable elements, B chromosomes, homing endonucleases, selfish sex chromosomes, genomic exclusion to name a few. Some are promising candidates for the genetic engineering […]

standard Compendium of Fly Methods – Good for Other Insect Biologists

Elsevier has recently published a volume of Methods dedicated to Drosophila developmental biology tools.  These include general tools such a forward genetic tools as well as genome engineering tools among others. Another section focuses on tools and methods for studying […]

standard Mutagenesis, Transposons and Transgenes: State-of-the-Art

The genetic tools available for use in Drosophila melanogaster are second to none. Insect scientists working on other insect systems and who also want to acquire or develop various genetic technologies should always be keeping their eyes on technological developments […]

Platynereis dumerilii adult

standard Genetically Modified Annelids: Platynerieis dumerilii. Not Unlike Modifying Insects

The bristle worm, Platynerieis dumerilii, is a marine annelid with a biology that makes it of interest because of the development of its nervous system, reproductive cycles that are synchronized with lunar phases and its neuroendocrinology among other things. Even […]