Biochemical Genetics and Genomics of Insect Esterases

John Graham Oakeshott, Charles Claudianos, Peter M Campbell, Richard David Newcomb, Robyn J Russell

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Abstract

Esterases have been a major part of insect biochemical research over the last 50 years. As an important component of insects? xenobiotic defence system, they have long been a focus for studies of chemical insecticide metabolism and resistance. Additionally, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was a target for the early organophosphate (OP) and carbamate compounds. Other esterases have been implicated in the metabolism of specific hormones and pheromones and, consequently, in various aspects of insect development and behavior. Many esterases are easily scored by isozyme electrophoresis, with multiple isozymes and their high levels of genetic variation making them tractable, informative tools for a variety of biochemical and ecological genetic studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Molecular Insect Science
EditorsLawrence I Gilbert, Kostas Iatrou, Sarjeeet S Gill
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherElsevier
Pages1 - 73
Number of pages73
ISBN (Print)9780444519245
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Oakeshott, J. G., Claudianos, C., Campbell, P. M., Newcomb, R. D., & Russell, R. J. (2010). Biochemical Genetics and Genomics of Insect Esterases. In L. I. Gilbert, K. Iatrou, & S. S. Gill (Eds.), Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science (pp. 1 - 73). Netherlands: Elsevier.
Oakeshott, John Graham ; Claudianos, Charles ; Campbell, Peter M ; Newcomb, Richard David ; Russell, Robyn J. / Biochemical Genetics and Genomics of Insect Esterases. Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science. editor / Lawrence I Gilbert ; Kostas Iatrou ; Sarjeeet S Gill. Netherlands : Elsevier, 2010. pp. 1 - 73
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Oakeshott, JG, Claudianos, C, Campbell, PM, Newcomb, RD & Russell, RJ 2010, Biochemical Genetics and Genomics of Insect Esterases. in LI Gilbert, K Iatrou & SS Gill (eds), Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science. Elsevier, Netherlands, pp. 1 - 73.

Biochemical Genetics and Genomics of Insect Esterases. / Oakeshott, John Graham; Claudianos, Charles; Campbell, Peter M; Newcomb, Richard David; Russell, Robyn J.

Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science. ed. / Lawrence I Gilbert; Kostas Iatrou; Sarjeeet S Gill. Netherlands : Elsevier, 2010. p. 1 - 73.

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Oakeshott JG, Claudianos C, Campbell PM, Newcomb RD, Russell RJ. Biochemical Genetics and Genomics of Insect Esterases. In Gilbert LI, Iatrou K, Gill SS, editors, Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science. Netherlands: Elsevier. 2010. p. 1 - 73