Arya, S.K., Dhar, Y.V., Upadhyay, S., Asif, M., & Verma, P.C. 2018 De novo characterization of Phenacoccus solenopsis transcriptome and analysis of gene expression profiling during development and hormone biosynthesis. Scientific Reports 8:7573


  • genetic structure
  • genetics
  • life cycle
  • Notes: The mealybug, P. solenopsis is a major invasive pest of cotton destroying a vast range of agriculturally important cash crops. In this study, we analyzed the high throughput RNA sequencing data (RNA-Seq) to establish transcriptome profile of four developmental stages of P. solenopsis, enabling the identification of potential target genes based on differential expression. Those essential genes may also be a potential target for the control of mealybug in plants through RNA interference (RNAi).