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Insect epigenetics /

edited by Heleen Verlinden.

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Names: Verlinden, Heleen,
Published: London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, 2017.
Series: Advances in insect physiology ; v. 53.
Topics: Insects - Genetics. | SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: ScienceDirect - Full text online
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Front Cover; Insect Epigenetics; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Introduction to Advances in Insect Physiology: Insect Epigenetics; References; Chapter One: Epigenetics in Insects: Mechanisms, Phenotypes and Ecological and Evolutionary Implications; 1. Introduction; 1.1. Scope of This Chapter; 1.2. Semantics in Epigenetics; 1.3. Beyond Model Systems; 2. Molecular Epigenetic Mechanisms in Insects; 2.1. DNA Methylation in Insects; 2.2. Histone Modification in Insects; 2.3. Noncoding RNAs as Epigenetic Markers in Insects; 2.4. The Epigenetic Marker Options: Must It Be Either/Or?
3. Epigenetic Dynamics4. Epigenetic Phenotypic Modification; 4.1. Environmental Factors Triggering Epigenetic Responses; 4.1.1. Physicochemical Factors; 4.1.2. Nutrition; 4.1.3. Predation; 4.1.4. Crowding; 4.2. Special Cases; 4.2.1. Development, Metamorphosis and Ageing; 4.2.2. Social Insects; 4.2.3. Gregarious Insects; 4.2.4. Diapause; 4.2.5. Insect-Microbe Interactions and the Epigenome; 5. Ecological and Evolutionary Implications; 5.1. Epigenetics and Population-Level Survival; 5.2. Epigenetics in Evolution; 6. Conclusions and Future Directions; Acknowledgement; References
Chapter Two: Nutrition and Epigenetic Change in Insects: Evidence and Implications1. Introduction; 1.1. What Is Epigenetics?; 2. Epigenetic Effects of Nutrition in Insects; 2.1. Molecular Effects of Nutrition in Drosophila; 2.2. Nutrition and Epigenetic Change in Drosophila; 2.3. Nutrition and Epigenetics in Other Insects; 3. Insect Phenotypic Plasticity; 3.1. Nutrition and Polyphenism in Social Insects; 3.2. Nutrition and Epigenetics in Social Insect Polyphenisms; 3.3. Histones and Small RNAs in Caste Development; 3.4. DNA Methylation in Caste Development
3.5. Limitations and Required Evidence4. Summary and Conclusions; References; Chapter Three: The Role of MicroRNAs in Drosophila Regulation of Insulin-Like Peptides and Ecdysteroid Signalling: Where ...; 1. Introduction; 2. ILPs and Ecdysteroids; 2.1. Insulin-Like Molecules; 2.2. Ecdysteroids; 3. miRNA Biogenesis Pathway and Action; 3.1. Step 1: miRNA Gene Transcribed by RNA Polymerase; 3.2. Step 2: Pri-miRNA Transcript Processed by Microprocessor; 3.3. Step 3: Pre-miRNA Leaving the Nucleus by Exp5; 3.4. Step 4: Pre-miRNA Cleavage by Dicer; 3.5. Step 5: Ago Loading and RISC Formation
3.6. Step 6: miRNA Actions4. miRNA Regulation of ILPs and Ecdysteroids; 4.1. (I) miRNAs Related to Either Insulin or Ecdysteroid Signalling Pathways; 4.1.1. let-7; 4.1.2. miR-34-miR-277-miR-317 Cluster; 4.1.3. miR-278; 4.1.4. miR-9a; 4.1.5. miR-275-miR-305 Cluster; 4.2. (II) miRNAs That Links Up Ecdysone and Insulin Signalling; 4.2.1. Bantam; 4.2.2. miR-14; 4.2.3. miR-8; 5. Summary; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter Four: Epigenetic Regulation of Longevity in Insects; 1. Introduction; 2. Mechanisms of Epigenetic Regulation Across Insect Species

Table of Contents for: Insect epigenetics