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- Danaus plexippus is famous for its late summer/autumn southward migration from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, and northward return in spring, which occurs over the lifespan of three to four generations of the butterfly. D. plexippus has drawn attention as a surrogate species for the ecological risk assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and as an eco-indicator for global climate change .
- Common Name: Monarch butterfly, Monarch
- NCBI Taxonomy
Biotic & Abiotic Stress
Internal Control Genes
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|EF1A||Elongation factor 1α||
|RP49||Ribosomal protein 49||
- geNorm method && Related Reference
- NormFinder method && Related Reference
- BestKeeper method && Related Reference
- Ref-Finder method && Related Reference
- ΔCt approach method && Related Reference
- Name: Xuguo Zhou
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institution: Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America,
Cited by 5 (Based on Google Scholar [2017-09-01])
- Pan H, Yang X, Bidne K, et al. (2015) Selection of Reference Genes for RT-qPCR Analysis in the Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.), a Migrating Bio-Indicator. PLoS One 10, e0129482.
- Pfeiler E, Nazario-Yepiz NO, Perez-Galvez F, et al. (2017) Population Genetics of Overwintering Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus), from Central Mexico Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA and Microsatellite Markers. Journal of Heredity 108, 163-175.