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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Chemical Biology of Insect and Plant Signaling Systems

Location: Chemistry Research Unit

Title: Cloning and submission to the Natural Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database of two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite, Varroa destructor

Authors
item Cabrera Cordon, Ana
item Shirk, Paul
item Evans, Jay
item Teal, Peter

Submitted to: Genbank
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: April 26, 2012
Publication Date: April 27, 2012
Citation: Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2012. Cloning and submission to the Natural Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database of two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite, Varroa destructor. Genbank. JQ974976-JQ974977.

Interpretive Summary: The varroa mite, Varroa destructor, is a honeybee ectoparasite considered the most important pest in apiaries throughout the US. Vitellogenins are the yolk proteins produced by the ovipositing female mite and deposited into the oocytes to provide nutrients to the developing embryo. Scientists at CMAVE in collaboration with the Bee Research Laboratory (BRL, ARS-USDA) cloned two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite. These sequences were submitted to the NCBI database and the assigned accession numbers were JQ974976 and JQ974977for VdVg1 and VdVg2, respectively. The study of these genes will advance our knowledge of the varroa mite reproduction and it will be possible to learn more about the host-parasite interaction in the honeybee-varroa mite system.

Technical Abstract: The varroa mite, Varroa destructor, is a honeybee ectoparasite considered the most important pest in apiaries throughout the US. Vitellogenins are the yolk proteins produced by the ovipositing female mite and deposited into the oocytes to provide nutrients to the developing embryo. Scientists at CMAVE in collaboration with the Bee Research Laboratory (BRL, ARS-USDA) cloned two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite. These sequences were submitted to the NCBI database and the assigned accession numbers were JQ974976 and JQ974977for VdVg1 and VdVg2, respectively. The study of these genes will advance our knowledge of the varroa mite reproduction and it will be possible to learn more about the host-parasite interaction in the honeybee-varroa mite system.

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