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Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species

Werren, J. H.
CollaborationWith : Zdobnov, Evgeny / Gerlach, Daniel / Junier, Thomas / Muller, Jean
Published in Science. 2010, vol. 327, no. 5963, p. 343-348
Abstract We report here genome sequences and comparative analyses of three closely related parasitoid wasps: Nasonia vitripennis, N. giraulti, and N. longicornis. Parasitoids are important regulators of arthropod populations, including major agricultural pests and disease vectors, and Nasonia is an emerging genetic model, particularly for evolutionary and developmental genetics. Key findings include the identification of a functional DNA methylation tool kit; hymenopteran-specific genes including diverse venoms; lateral gene transfers among Pox viruses, Wolbachia, and Nasonia; and the rapid evolution of genes involved in nuclear-mitochondrial interactions that are implicated in speciation. Newly developed genome resources advance Nasonia for genetic research, accelerate mapping and cloning of quantitative trait loci, and will ultimately provide tools and knowledge for further increasing the utility of parasitoids as pest insect-control agents.
Keywords AnimalsArthropods/parasitologyDNA MethylationDNA Transposable ElementsEvolutionFemaleGene Transfer, HorizontalGenes, InsectGenetic SpeciationGenetic VariationGenome, InsectHost-Parasite InteractionsInsect Proteins/genetics/metabolismInsect Viruses/geneticsInsects/geneticsMaleMolecular Sequence DataQuantitative Trait LociRecombination, GeneticSequence Analysis, DNAWasp Venoms/chemistry/toxicityWasps/ genetics/physiologyWolbachia/genetics
PMID: 20075255
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WERREN, J. H. Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species. In: Science, 2010, vol. 327, n° 5963, p. 343-348. doi: 10.1126/science.1178028 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9098

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