Journal article

The Battle Against Flystrike - Past Research and New Prospects Through Genomics

Clare A Anstead, Trent Perry, Stephen Richards, Pasi K Korhonen, Neil D Young, Vernon M Bowles, Philip Batterham, Robin B Gasser, D Rollinson (ed.), JR Stothard (ed.)

ADVANCES IN PARASITOLOGY, VOL 98 | ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Flystrike, or cutaneous myiasis, is caused by blow fly larvae of the genus Lucilia. This disease is a major problem in countries with large sheep populations. In Australia, Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann, 1830) is the principal fly involved in flystrike. While much research has been conducted on L. cuprina, including physical, chemical, immunological, genetic and biological investigations, the molecular biology of this fly is still poorly understood. The recent sequencing, assembly and annotation of the draft genome and analyses of selected transcriptomes of L. cuprina have given a first global glimpse of its molecular biology and insights into host-fly interactions, insecticide resistance genes..

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