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Potential Pathways and Genes Involved in Lac Synthesis and Secretion in Kerria chinensis (Hemiptera: Kerriidae) Based on Transcriptomic Analyses

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Research Institute of Resource Insects, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Kunming ,650224, China
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Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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The Key Laboratory of Cultivating and Utilization of Resources Insects, State Forestry Administration, Kunming, 650224, China
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Insects 2019, 10(12), 430; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10120430
Received: 1 November 2019 / Revised: 25 November 2019 / Accepted: 26 November 2019 / Published: 28 November 2019
Lac is a type of natural resin secreted by lac insects and is widely used in the military and other industries because of its excellent adhesion and insulation properties. The main ingredients of lac are lactones and lactides, which are formed from hydroxy fatty acids and sesquiterpene esters. In this study, we measured lac secretion rates by the insect Kerria chinensis at different developmental stages and identified lac secretion-minimum and lac secretion-active stages of the insect. We then analyzed transcriptomes of lac secretion-minimum and lac secretion-active stages of the insect. Based on expression profiles of genes in different stages of the insect, we identified pathways and genes that are potentially involved in lac synthesis and secretion in K. chinensis. Our study lays a foundation for future studies to reveal the molecular mechanisms and pathways of lac synthesis and secretion in this beneficial insect.
Keywords: Kerria chinensis; transcriptome; gene expression; lac synthesis Kerria chinensis; transcriptome; gene expression; lac synthesis
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Wang, W.; Liu, P.; Lu, Q.; Ling, X.; Zhang, J.; Chen, M.-S.; Chen, H.; Chen, X. Potential Pathways and Genes Involved in Lac Synthesis and Secretion in Kerria chinensis (Hemiptera: Kerriidae) Based on Transcriptomic Analyses. Insects 2019, 10, 430.

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