Transcriptomics and disease vector control
1 Laboratory of Molecular Entomology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Applied Biology, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklio, 71409, Greece
2 Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L35QA, UK
3 Oxitec Ltd, 71 Milton Park, Oxford OX14 4RX, UK
4 Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 2PS, UK
BMC Biology 2010, 8:52 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-52Published: 7 May 2010
Next-generation sequencing can be used to compare transcriptomes under different conditions. A study in BMC Genomics applies this approach to investigating the effects of exposure to a range of xenobiotics on changes in gene expression in the larvae of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of dengue fever.