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- 4Huber, Dezene P. W.
- 2Keeling, Christopher I.
- 2Sperling, Felix A. H.
- 2Yuen, Macaire M. S.
- 1Birol, Inanc
- 1Bohlmann, Joerg
The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a major forest pest of pines in western North America. Beetles typically undergo a one-year life cycle with larval cold hardening in preparation for overwintering. Two-year life cycle beetles have been observed but...
Disentangling detoxification: Gene expression analysis of feeding mountain pine beetle illuminates molecular-level host chemical defense detoxification mechanismsDownload
The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, is a native species of bark beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) that caused unprecedented damage to the pine forests of British Columbia and other parts of western North America and is currently expanding its range into the boreal forests of...
Chan, Simon K., Henderson, Hannah, Sperling, Felix A. H., Docking, Roderick T., Palmquist, Diana L., Nguyen, Anh, Zhao, Yongjun, Birol, Inanc, Pandoh, Pawan, Li, Maria, Taylor, Greg A., Liao, Nancy Y., Moore, Richard, Bohlmann, Joerg, Janes, Jasmine K., Jackman, Shaun D., Yuen, Macaire M. S., Huber, Dezene P. W., Jones, Steven J. M., Keeling, Christopher I.
Background The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, is the most serious insect pest of western North American pine forests. A recent outbreak destroyed more than 15 million hectares of pine forests, with major environmental effects on forest health, and economic effects on the...
Identification of genes and gene expression associated with dispersal capacity in the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Download
Dispersal flights by the mountain pine beetle have allowed range expansion and major damage to pine stands in western Canada. We asked what the genetic and transcriptional basis of mountain pine beetle dispersal capacity is. Using flight mills, RNA-seq and a targeted association study, we...