IUPUI Maps Genome of Black Blow Fly; May Benefit Human Health, Advance Pest Management

Science Newsline Biology - Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have sequenced the genome of the black blow fly, an insect commonly found throughout the United States, southern Canada and parts of northern Europe.

Other gene-mapping projects have been conducted by large, often international consortiums, with one group working on one aspect and others on different aspects, as a collaborative project. IUPUI's black blow fly genome sequencing was primarily conducted over four years by biology doctoral candidate Anne Andere under Picard's mentorship, with input from Texas Tech University biologists R.N. Platt II and David A. Ray.

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