Genomic tools to combat the spread of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle

The project involved scientists from more than 30 research institutions worldwide, including from the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The results begin to help unravel the complex genetic and genomic basis for the invasiveness of the Asian longhorned beetle and the evolutionary success of how beetles exploit plants.

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Adult male Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis). Photos courtesy of David Lance.

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