Special Issue "Gene Function of Silkworm Pathogen and Its Interaction with Host"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 75

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Xuedong Tang
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Guest Editor
Sericulture Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhenjiang, China
Interests: Bombyx mori; Nosema bombycis; BmNPV; BmCPV; white muscardine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The silkworm (Bombyx mori) is an important insect for various industrial applications. However, the sericulture industry has been threatened by silkworm pathogens, such as BmNPV, BmCPV, Nosema bombycis, white muscardine, and so on. No drugs are available to treat most silkworm diseases; so, it is important to study the gene functions of silkworm pathogens and their relationship with silkworms at the molecular level to find targets for disease treatment.

This Special Issue will cover all aspects of silkworm pathogens’ functions and their interactions with silkworm at the RNA, protein, physiological, and biochemical levels. This Special Issue also welcomes manuscripts on the toxicity of pesticides or environmental pollutants to silkworm.

Dr. Xuedong Tang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Bombyx mori
  • Nosema bombycis
  • BmNPV
  • BmCPV
  • white muscardine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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