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Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), genome: putative underpinnings of polyphagy, insecticide resistance potential and biology of a top worldwide pest

  • Sparks, Michael E.1
  • Bansal, Raman2
  • Benoit, Joshua B.3
  • Blackburn, Michael B.1
  • Chao, Hsu4
  • Chen, Mengyao5
  • Cheng, Sammy6
  • Childers, Christopher7
  • Dinh, Huyen4
  • Doddapaneni, Harsha Vardhan4
  • Dugan, Shannon4
  • Elpidina, Elena N.8
  • Farrow, David W.3
  • Friedrich, Markus9
  • Gibbs, Richard A.4
  • Hall, Brantley10
  • Han, Yi4
  • Hardy, Richard W.11
  • Holmes, Christopher J.3
  • Hughes, Daniel S. T.4
  • And 37 more
  • 1 USDA-ARS Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA , Beltsville (United States)
  • 2 USDA-ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center, Parlier, CA, 93648, USA , Parlier (United States)
  • 3 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 45221, USA , Cincinnati (United States)
  • 4 Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 77030, USA , Houston (United States)
  • 5 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742, USA , College Park (United States)
  • 6 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 14627, USA , Rochester (United States)
  • 7 USDA-ARS National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA , Beltsville (United States)
  • 8 Moscow State University, Moscow, 119911, Russia , Moscow (Russia)
  • 9 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA , Detroit (United States)
  • 10 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA , Blacksburg (United States)
  • 11 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA , Bloomington (United States)
  • 12 University of Geneva Medical School and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, 1211, Switzerland , Geneva (Switzerland)
  • 13 Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, 73100, Greece , Heraklion (Greece)
  • 14 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA , College Station (United States)
  • 15 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA , Corvallis (United States)
  • 16 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Skolkovo, 143025, Russia , Skolkovo (Russia)
  • 17 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20894, USA , Bethesda (United States)
  • 18 URGI, INRA, Université Paris-Saclay, Versailles, 78026, France , Versailles (France)
  • 19 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA , Berkeley (United States)
  • 20 University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 38163, USA , Memphis (United States)
  • 21 USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, KS, 66502, USA , Manhattan (United States)
  • 22 Institute for Zoology: University of Cologne, Cologne, 50674, Germany , Cologne (Germany)
  • 23 University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Campus, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom , Coventry (United Kingdom)
  • 24 EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brasília, DF, 70770-901, Brazil , Brasília (Brazil)
  • 25 The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 05452, USA , Burlington (United States)
  • 26 University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 95616, USA , Davis (United States)
  • 27 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 61801, USA , Urbana-Champaign (United States)
  • 28 University of Lausanne and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland , Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • 29 Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA , Cincinnati (United States)
  • 30 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA , Cincinnati (United States)
  • 31 USDA-ARS European Biological Control Laboratory, Montferrier-sur-Lez, 34980, France , Montferrier-sur-Lez (France)
Published Article
BMC Genomics
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Mar 14, 2020
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-020-6510-7
Springer Nature


BackgroundHalyomorpha halys (Stål), the brown marmorated stink bug, is a highly invasive insect species due in part to its exceptionally high levels of polyphagy. This species is also a nuisance due to overwintering in human-made structures. It has caused significant agricultural losses in recent years along the Atlantic seaboard of North America and in continental Europe. Genomic resources will assist with determining the molecular basis for this species’ feeding and habitat traits, defining potential targets for pest management strategies.ResultsAnalysis of the 1.15-Gb draft genome assembly has identified a wide variety of genetic elements underpinning the biological characteristics of this formidable pest species, encompassing the roles of sensory functions, digestion, immunity, detoxification and development, all of which likely support H. halys’ capacity for invasiveness. Many of the genes identified herein have potential for biomolecular pesticide applications.ConclusionsAvailability of the H. halys genome sequence will be useful for the development of environmentally friendly biomolecular pesticides to be applied in concert with more traditional, synthetic chemical-based controls.

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