›› 2018, Vol. 61 ›› Issue (3): 360-370.doi: 10.16380/j.kcxb.2018.03.011

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Research and application of insect promoters

TONG Xiao-Ling1, 2,#, SHI Jin1,#, GAI Ting-Ting1, FANG Chun-Yan1, DAI Fang-Yin1, 2,*   

  1. (1. State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China; 2. Key Laboratory of Sericultural Biology and Genetic Breeding, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Biotechnology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
  • Online:2018-03-20 Published:2018-03-20

Abstract: Promoter is an important component regulating gene expression. It binds to RNA polymerase to form a transcription initiation complex that controls the initiation time and the level of gene expression. Studies on promoters may contribute to elucidating the underlying mechanism of gene expression regulation so as to lay the foundation for the analysis of gene regulatory networks. In this article, we reviewed the research methods of insect promoters, mainly about the methods for the identification of insect promoters and their specific components and the application of insect promoters.

Key words: Insect, promoter, specific sequence, identification, application, pest control