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Short Views on Insect Genomics and Proteomics

Insect Proteomics, Vol.2

  • Chandrasekar Raman
  • Marian R. Goldsmith
  • Tolulope A. Agunbiade


  • Written by a distinguished international group of contributors from leading world research centres and universities

  • Well-organized format provides concise, readable, easily searched entries with a wealth of accessible illlustrations

  • Complete up-to-date coverage of many current topics (gene regulatory mechanisms in model and non-model insects, applications of RNAi and related gene technologies, proteomics, nano-insecticides etc.)

  • Significance of insect genomics, proteomics and delineating the pros and cons associated with insect molecular biology

  • Details major insect functions, including developmental plasticity, reproduction, genetics, immunology, biochemistry and physiology

  • Contains more than 1000 current references in scientific literature and up-to-date information on ongoing insect genomic, proteomic and biotechnology research projects


Part of the Entomology in Focus book series (ENFO, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Youmna M’ghirbi
    Pages 1-36
  3. Matthew M. Champion, Aaron D. Sheppard, Samuel S. C. Rund, Stephanie A. Freed, Joseph E. O’Tousa, Giles E. Duffield
    Pages 37-62
  4. Dwayne D. Hegedus, Umut Toprak, Martin Erlandson
    Pages 63-87
  5. Jelena Purać, Danijela Kojić, Edward Petri, Željko D. Popović, Gordana Grubor-Lajšić, Duško P. Blagojević
    Pages 89-112
  6. Marco Mariotti
    Pages 113-140
  7. Anthony O. Ejiofor
    Pages 185-210
  8. Daniela Matias de C. Bittencourt
    Pages 211-227
  9. K. Murugan, Chandrasekar Raman, C. Panneerselvam, P. Madhiyazhagan, J. Subramanium, D. Dinesh et al.
    Pages 229-251

About this book


Volume 2 comprises 10 chapters emphasizing proteomics and other “omics” approaches for gaining fundamental knowledge of ticks, malaria mosquitoes, caterpillar larvae, spiders, and other arthropods, and practical applications for the specialized substances they produce. Included are comprehensive reviews of the tick salivary gland proteome, the lepidopteran larval peritrophic matrix, and circadian changes in the malaria mosquito proteome, the biochemistry of insect cold adaptation, and the evolutionary loss of selenocysteine from insect lineages. Surveyed are antimicrobial peptides for medical therapeutics, advanced insect systems for expressing biologically active proteins, properties and uses for spider silks, and novel nano-insecticides from bio-active plant extracts.

The editors have assembled top-quality scientists from diverse fields of insect genomics, proteomics and biotechnology to produce a major new work. The chapters of this series (Volumes 1 & 2) present many experts’ contributions, providing a
concise overview of recent advances by highlighting their current research. The chapters are accessible to wide audience, helping students, postdocs, and researchers to broaden their knowledge and gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in each field. Emphasis is on innovative effective and ecologically sound approaches based on the knowledge of insect science to improve public health and agriculture.


Bioinformatics Insect Proteomics Molecular Biology Biochemistry Molecular entomology

Editors and affiliations

  • Chandrasekar Raman
    • 1
  • Marian R. Goldsmith
    • 2
  • Tolulope A. Agunbiade
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiophysicsKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Biological Sciences Department Center for Biotech. and Life SciencesUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Short Views on Insect Genomics and Proteomics
  • Book Subtitle Insect Proteomics, Vol.2
  • Editors Chandrasekar Raman
    Marian R. Goldsmith
    Tolulope A. Agunbiade
  • Series Title Entomology in Focus
  • Series Abbreviated Title Entomology in Focus
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24242-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79596-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24244-6
  • Series ISSN 2405-853X
  • Series E-ISSN 2405-8548
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entomology
    Animal Physiology
    Evolutionary Biology
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