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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Analysis Of The Workers Head Transcriptome Of The Asian Subterranean Termite, Coptotermes Gestroi.
Author: Leonardo, F C
da Cunha, A F
da Silva, M J
Carazzolle, M F
Costa-Leonardo, A M
Costa, F F
Pereira, G A
Abstract: The lower termite, Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), is originally from Southeast Asia and has become a pest in Brazil. The main goal of this study was to survey C. gestroi transcriptome composition. To accomplish this, we sequenced and analyzed 3003 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) isolated from libraries of worker heads. After assembly, 695 uniESTs were obtained from which 349 have similarity with known sequences. Comparison with insect genomes demonstrated similarity, primarily with genes from Apis mellifera (28%), Tribolium castaneum (28%) and Aedes aegypti (10%). Notably, we identified two endogenous cellulases in the sequences, which may be of interest for biotechnological applications. The results presented in this work represent the first genomic study of the Asian subterranean termite, Coptotermes gestroi.
Subject: Amino Acid Sequence
Animals
Cellulases
Expressed Sequence Tags
Gene Expression Profiling
Gene Library
Genome, Insect
Head
Isoptera
Life Cycle Stages
Molecular Sequence Data
Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1017/S0007485310000556
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21205397
Date Issue: 2011
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