transgenic technologies

HyperActive piggyBac Transposase for Transgenesis

Eckermann et al. (2018) recently published a report in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology demonstrating the efficacy of hyperactive piggyBac transposase for creating transgenic insects, which may be of interest to researchers looking to initiate transgenic projects in ‘non-model’ insect […]

The Fly Facility at the University of Cambridge Department of Genetics

The Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge is primarily located in a large Edwardian building close to the centre of town. The department has a long and distinguished history of Drosophila research beginning with John Thoday’s evolutionary genetics […]

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, […]

Robotic Injection of Embryos – Ready for Insects?

  Spaink et al (2013) describe their use of a robotic injection system as a high throughput screening tool in zebra fish, Danio rerio, embryos.  Automated and semi-automated injection systems for zebra fish embryos as well as other systems are […]

Insect Genetic Technologies Service Providers

Insect Genetic Technology Service Providers If you would like to add to this list use the “SUBMISSIONS” button and select “Knowledgebase” For insects other than Drosophila melanogaster Non-Commercial The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Insect Transformation Facility, University of Maryland […]