Professor David Andow

CFANS Entomology
College of Food, Ag & Nat Res Sci
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Insect Ecology

These researchers are using next-generation sequencing (NGS) of insect gut contents to construct food webs of generalist predators and their foods. This involves NGS sequencing of the gut contents followed by matching the sequences against mitogenome databases with custom scripts, and/or amplification of barcode regions in the gut contents using "universal" barcode primers, which involves designing "universal" degenerate primers and matching against barcode databases.

The researchers are also investigating the structure of the insect olfactory system, using transcriptomics to mine potential olfactory transcripts, followed by functional verification.

Project Investigators

Professor David Andow
Hannah Gray
Debora Pires Paula
Alan Ritchie Jr
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