• Gut Metagenomic Profiling of Gossypol Induced Oxycarenus laetus Reveals Gossypol Tolerating Bacterial Species

    13 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Oxycarenus laetus is a cotton pest that primarily feeds on seeds that are rich in gossypol. Though gossypol is toxic to general herbivores, O. laetus does not show such complications and instead grows and reproduces well on cotton plants compared to its other hosts. In this study, we have fed O. laetus with natural and induced gossypol-based diets to explore the difference in its gut microbiota. We performed NGS 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq platform and analyzed the data using the QIIME2 pipeline supplemented with Greengenes and EZBioCloud reference...
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