Table 1

Incidence of sil genes and systemic RNAi in insects

Systemic RNAi


Species

sil gene number

Larval/nymphal

Adult

Parental

References


Drosophila melanogaster

0

ND*

Some tissues

Yes

[35,36,44]

12 Drosophilids

0

ND

ND

ND

Anopheles gambiae

0

ND

Some tissues

No

[33,34]

Aedes aegypti

0

ND

Some tissues

ND

[34,37]

Bombyx mori

3

Limited success§

ND

ND

[45-48]

Apis mellifera

1

Some tissues

Some tissues

ND

[32,38]

Nasonia vitripennis

1

ND

ND

Yes

[41]

Tribolium castaneum

3

Yes

Some tissues

Yes

[27,40]

Schistocerca americana

≥ 1

Some tissues

ND

ND

[28]


*Yes in hemocyte (SCM and YT, unpublished results). RNAi has been successfully performed in some tissues (but not in other tissues). Ovary can take up dsRNA, but parental RNAi has been unsuccessful (MGorman, personal comunication). §ST, unpublished data, R Futahashi and T Kusakabe, personal communications. All tissues are suceptible (SCM and YT, unpublished results). ND, not determined.

Tomoyasu et al. Genome Biology 2008 9:R10   doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-1-r10

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