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- The beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a widespread and polyphagous lepidopteran pest that causes severe economic damage in both dicotyledon (e.g., sugar beet, alfalfa, cotton, chrysanthemum) and monocotyledon (e.g., rice) crops and flower species.
- The beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua, has recently become a major economic cotton pest in China, probably due to the reduced pesticide usage attributed to adoption of Bt cotton producing the Cry1Ac protein.
- The beet armyworm or small mottled willow moth (Spodoptera exigua) is one of the best-known agricultural pest insects. It is also known as the asparagus fern caterpillar. It is native to Asia, but has been introduced worldwide and is now found almost anywhere its many host crops are grown. The voracious larvae are the main culprits. In the British Isles, where it is an introduced species and not known to breed, the adult moth is known as the small mottled willow.  .
Different Developmental Stages & Tissues
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|L10||ribosomal protein L10||
|EF2||elongation factor 2||
|L7A||ribosomal protein L7A||
|GAPDH||Glyceralde hyde-3-phosphate dehydrogen ase||
- geNorm method && Related Reference
- NormFinder method && Related Reference
- BestKeeper method && Related Reference
- Name: Xun Zhu
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institution: Laboratory of Pesticide, College of Plant Science & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
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- Zhu X, Yuan M, Shakeel M, et al. (2014) Selection and evaluation of reference genes for expression analysis using qRT-PCR in the beet armyworm Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). PLoS One 9, e84730.
- Qiu L, Cui SH, Liu L, et al. (2017) Aminopeptidase N1 is involved in Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac toxicity in the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua. Scientific Reports 7.