- Lucilia sericata is a blow fly found in most areas of the world, and the most well-known of the numerous green bottle fly species. It is the only species currently approved for maggot debridement therapy (MDT), an alternative treatment for chronic and recalcitrant wounds. Larvae of the blowfly facilitate wound healing by removing dead tissue and biofilms from non-healing and necrotic wounds. Another beneficial action of larvae and their excretions/secretions (ES) is down-regulation of excessive inflammation  .
- Common Name: Common green bottle fly
- NCBI Taxonomy
Internal Control Genes
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number|| Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|EF1α||Elongation factor 1-alpha 1||
|RPLP0||60S acidic ribosomal protein P0||
|RPS3||40S ribosomal protein S3||
- Name: Zdeněk Franta
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- Institution:Department of Bioresources, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Giessen,Germany
Cited by 10 (Based on Google Scholar [2017-09-01])
- Baumann A, Lehmann R, Beckert A, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2015) Selection and Evaluation of Tissue Specific Reference Genes in Lucilia sericata during an Immune Challenge. PLoS One 10, e0135093.
- Tamura T, Cazander G, Rooijakkers SHM, Trouw LA, Nibbering PH (2017) Excretions/secretions from medicinal larvae (Lucilia sericata) inhibit complement activation by two mechanisms. Wound Repair and Regeneration 25, 41-50.