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Insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene families: from genetic model organism to vector, pest and beneficial species.

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) mediate fast synaptic transmission in the insect nervous system and are targets of a major group of insecticides, the neonicotinoids. Analyses of genome sequences have shown that nAChR gene families remain compact in diverse insect species, when compared to their mammalian counterparts. Thus, Drosophila melanogaster and Anopheles gambiae each possess 10 nAChR genes while Apis mellifera has 11. Although these are among the smallest nAChR gene families...

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10.1007/s10158-006-0039-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Invertebrate neuroscience : IN
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-73
Publication date:
2007-03-01
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EISSN:
1439-1104
ISSN:
1354-2516
Source identifiers:
101259
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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