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Research Article

Odoriferous Defensive Stink Gland Transcriptome to Identify Novel Genes Necessary for Quinone Synthesis in the Red Flour Beetle, Tribolium castaneum

  • Jianwei Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, GZMB, Ernst-Caspari-Haus, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Sabrina Lehmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, GZMB, Ernst-Caspari-Haus, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Bernhard Weißbecker,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Zoology and Forest Conservation, Büsgen-Institute, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Irene Ojeda Naharros,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, GZMB, Ernst-Caspari-Haus, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Stefan Schütz,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Zoology and Forest Conservation, Büsgen-Institute, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Gerrit Joop,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics, Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    Current address: Institute for Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, University of Giessen, Gießen, Germany.

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  • Ernst A. Wimmer mail

    ewimmer@gwdg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, GZMB, Ernst-Caspari-Haus, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Published: July 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003596

About the Authors

Jianwei Li, Sabrina Lehmann, Irene Ojeda Naharros, Ernst A. Wimmer
Department of Developmental Biology, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, GZMB, Ernst-Caspari-Haus, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Bernhard Weißbecker, Stefan Schütz
Department of Forest Zoology and Forest Conservation, Büsgen-Institute, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Gerrit Joop
Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics, Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: ewimmer@gwdg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JL EAW. Performed the experiments: JL SL BW ION GJ. Analyzed the data: JL SL BW GJ EAW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SS. Wrote the paper: JL EAW.