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Symbiotic bacteria are common in insects and can affect various aspects of their hosts’ biology. Although the effects of insect symbionts have been clarified for various insect symbiosis models, due to the difficulty of cultivating them in vitro, there is still...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2799v1
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Winter mortality is a major factor regulating population size of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Glycerol is the major cryoprotectant in this freeze intolerant insect. We report findings from a gene expression...

["Ecology","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2311v1
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Background. Diurnal rhythms of protein synthesis controlled by the biological clock underlie rhythmic physiology in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Self-sustained autonomous circadian oscillations were documented all over the organs of the fly. In this...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1677v1
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Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is a powerful technique for measuring and evaluating gene expressions during different biological processes. To facilitate gene expression studies, normalization with respect to stable housekeeping genes (HKGs) is mandatory....

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.662v1
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In the field of invasion ecology, the determination of a species environmental tolerance, is a key parameter in the prediction of its potential distribution, particularly in the context of global warming. In poikilothermic species such as insects, temperature is...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.460v1
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