Monthly Archives: November 2015
Sophia’s team wins ESA debate!
Sophia’s team won their debate and the overall first place in the student debates at the recent annual ESA meeting. Johanna Elsensohn and Jen Baltzegar were also part of the team from the NCSU entomology dept. Their debate topic was: “With … Continue reading
Lucilia transgenic female embryo lethal system published
Male-only releases have several advantages for an SIT program. In 2014 we published a transgenic sexing system for Lucilia cuprina. Although the strains produced only males on diet that lacked tetracycline, females died at the pupal stage. This is not … Continue reading
Lucilia X chromosome dosage compensation paper published.
Lucilia cuprina has a large, heterochromatic X chromosome with few genes. In a study recently published in PLoS ONE, we found that endogenous genes on the X chromosome are dosage compensated, that is expressed equally in males and females. However, … Continue reading
Spotted Wing Drosophila Male-Only Project Funded by USDA
The USDA has announced a $6.7 million grant for research and education on spotted wing Drosophila. This multi-institutional, multi-investigator grant is being led by Hannah Burrack at NCSU. Our role in the grant is to further develop transgenic male-only strains … Continue reading