Transcriptome Analysis in Venom Gland of the Predatory Giant Ant Dinoponera quadriceps: Insights into the Polypeptide Toxin Arsenal of Hymenopterans

January 2014

Alba F. C. Torres, Chen Huang, Cheong-Meng Chong, Siu Wai Leung, Alvaro R. B. Prieto-da-Silva, Alexandre Havt, Yves P. Quinet, Alice M. C. Martins, Simon M. Y. Lee, and Gandhi Radis-Baptista

Scientists from Brazil and Macao performed a transcriptome analysis of Dinoponera quadriceps, a predatory giant ant, to learn more about its venom. They found novel sequences that contribute to knowledge about the function and biological makeup of the venom’s toxins. The team used Pippin Prep to target 330 bp fragments, which were then sequenced on the Ion Torrent PGM.

PLoS ONE 9(1): e87556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087556


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