Arthropod Genomics and Pest Management Targeting GPCRs
During the last 12 years more than 50 insect and other arthropod genome projects have been started and about half of them, mostly from insects, have now reached completion. These sequenced insect genomes are true milestones in insect research and represent invaluable resources for the study of insects. In our review we will shortly discuss the arthropods with a sequenced genome and in how far a sequenced genome might contribute to effective pest management. We will especially focus on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), because these are “drugable” proteins and promising targets for a new generation of insecticides that are highly selective and safe for the environment.
KeywordsAgricultural Pest Spider Mite Tetranychus Urticae GPCR Gene Important Agricultural Pest Epidemic Typhus
We thank Anders Bo Ronnegaard Hansen for typing the manuscript and the Danish Research Agency, and Novo Nordisk Foundation for financial support.
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