Carbohydrate metabolism genes and pathways in insects: Insights from the honey bee genome

T. Kunieda, T. Fujiyuki, R. Kucharski, S. Foret, S. A. Ament, A. L. Toth, K. Ohashi, Hideaki Takeuchi, A. Kamikouchi, E. Kage, M. Morioka, M. Beye, T. Kubo, G. E. Robinson, R. Maleszka

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Abstract

Carbohydrate-metabolizing enzymes may have particularly interesting roles in the honey bee, Apis mellifera, because this social insect has an extremely carbohydrate-rich diet, and nutrition plays important roles in caste determination and socially mediated behavioural plasticity. We annotated a total of 174 genes encoding carbohydrate-metabolizing enzymes and 28 genes encoding lipid-metabolizing enzymes, based on orthology to their counterparts in the fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. We found that the number of genes for carbohydrate metabolism appears to be more evolutionarily labile than for lipid metabolism. In particular, we identified striking changes in gene number or genomic organization for genes encoding glycolytic enzymes, cellulase, glucose oxidase and glucose dehydrogenases, glucose-methanol-choline (GMC) oxidoreductases, fucosyltransferases, and lysozymes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-576
Number of pages14
JournalInsect Molecular Biology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Honey
Bees
Carbohydrate Metabolism
carbohydrate metabolism
Gene encoding
honey bees
Insects
Genes
Genome
insects
genome
Carbohydrates
Enzymes
Nutrition
Glucose Dehydrogenases
carbohydrates
genes
Fucosyltransferases
Glucose Oxidase
enzymes

Keywords

  • Cellulose degradation
  • Gene synteny
  • Insect metabolome
  • Lipid metabolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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Kunieda, T., Fujiyuki, T., Kucharski, R., Foret, S., Ament, S. A., Toth, A. L., ... Maleszka, R. (2006). Carbohydrate metabolism genes and pathways in insects: Insights from the honey bee genome. Insect Molecular Biology, 15(5), 563-576. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2583.2006.00677.x

Carbohydrate metabolism genes and pathways in insects : Insights from the honey bee genome. / Kunieda, T.; Fujiyuki, T.; Kucharski, R.; Foret, S.; Ament, S. A.; Toth, A. L.; Ohashi, K.; Takeuchi, Hideaki; Kamikouchi, A.; Kage, E.; Morioka, M.; Beye, M.; Kubo, T.; Robinson, G. E.; Maleszka, R.

In: Insect Molecular Biology, Vol. 15, No. 5, 10.2006, p. 563-576.

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Kunieda, T, Fujiyuki, T, Kucharski, R, Foret, S, Ament, SA, Toth, AL, Ohashi, K, Takeuchi, H, Kamikouchi, A, Kage, E, Morioka, M, Beye, M, Kubo, T, Robinson, GE & Maleszka, R 2006, 'Carbohydrate metabolism genes and pathways in insects: Insights from the honey bee genome', Insect Molecular Biology, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 563-576. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2583.2006.00677.x
Kunieda, T. ; Fujiyuki, T. ; Kucharski, R. ; Foret, S. ; Ament, S. A. ; Toth, A. L. ; Ohashi, K. ; Takeuchi, Hideaki ; Kamikouchi, A. ; Kage, E. ; Morioka, M. ; Beye, M. ; Kubo, T. ; Robinson, G. E. ; Maleszka, R. / Carbohydrate metabolism genes and pathways in insects : Insights from the honey bee genome. In: Insect Molecular Biology. 2006 ; Vol. 15, No. 5. pp. 563-576.
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