Affiliation: Kansas State University
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- Oppert B, Dowd S, Bouffard P, Li L, Conesa A, Lorenzen M, et al. Transcriptome profiling of the intoxication response of Tenebrio molitor larvae to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Aa protoxin. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34624 pubmed publisher..Data from this study represent the largest genetic sequence dataset for T. molitor to date. Furthermore, the methods in this study are useful for comparative analyses in organisms lacking a sequenced genome...
- Tereshchenkova V, Goptar I, Kulemzina I, Zhuzhikov D, Serebryakova M, Belozersky M, et al. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 - An important digestive peptidase in Tenebrio molitor larvae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2016;76:38-48 pubmed publisher..Related to its function in the insect midgut, TmDPP 4 efficiently hydrolyzed the wheat storage proteins gliadins, which are major dietary proteins of T. molitor. ..