Chemoreception

Transcriptomic identification of chemoreceptor genes in the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

W. Yan, Liu, L., Qin, W. Q., Li, C. X., and Peng, Z. Q., Transcriptomic identification of chemoreceptor genes in the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, vol. 14, pp. 7469-7480, 2015.

Olfaction is crucial for insects’ survival because it enables them to recognize various environmental information. It is primarily mediated by a large family of chemoreceptors, including olfactory receptors (ORs), gustatory receptors (GRs), and ionotropic receptors (IRs). Here, we assembled the transcriptome of the economically important pest of palms, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, to reveal its chemoreceptor gene repertoire. About 8.08 Gbp data were generated using a HiSeq platform and their assembly led to a total of 24,439 unigenes.

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