An optimized artificial diet is key for the production of high quality beneficial insects at affordable cost. Using a Drosophila microarray chip with 7000 unigenes, several hundred dietary regulated genes were identified in Perillus bioculatus that fed on a suboptimal artificial diet. These dietary regulated genes will be isolated and used as molecular markers to accelerate the development of the artificial diet for P. bioculatus.
Species 1: Heteroptera Pentatomidae Perillus bioculatus (twospotted stink bug)
Keywords: molecular markers
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