Expression patterns and colocalization of two sensory neurone membrane proteins in Ectropis obliqua Prout, a geometrid moth pest that uses Type-II sex pheromones.


:Sensory neurone membrane proteins (SNMPs) function as essential cofactors for insect sex pheromone detection. In this study, we report two SNMPs in Ectropis obliqua Prout, a serious geometrid pest that produces typical Type-II sex pheromones. Sequence alignments and phylogenetic analyses showed that EoblSNMP1 and EoblSNMP2 belong to two distinct SNMP subfamilies. Quantitative real-time PCR suggested that EoblSNMP1 was male antennae-biased, whereas EoblSNMP2 was highly expressed on male antennae but was also expressed on female antennae and other chemosensory tissues. Additionally, EoblSNMP1 and EoblSNMP2 differed in their developmental expression profiles. In situ hybridization revealed that EoblSNMP1 was sensilla trichodea I specific, whereas EoblSNMP2 was expressed in sensilla trichodea I and the sensilla basiconica; furthermore, EoblSNMP1 and EoblSNMP2 were co-expressed in sensilla trichodea I but in different cells. This study suggests that EoblSNMP1 is functionally distinct from EoblSNMP2 in E. obliqua; EoblSNMP1 may specifically contribute to the recognition of sex pheromones, whereas EoblSNMP2 exhibits multiple olfactory roles. Our findings comprehensively reveal the expression patterns of SNMPs in a lepidopteran species that uses Type-II sex pheromones, providing new insights into the functional evolution of SNMPs from lepidopteran moths with Type-I sex pheromones to those with Type-II sex pheromones.


Insect Mol Biol


Insect molecular biology


Sun L,Wang Q,Zhang Y,Yan Y,Guo H,Xiao Q,Zhang Y




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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Genetic mapping of genes conferring permethrin resistance in the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae.

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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2002-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2016-04-01 00:00:00