Genomic tools to combat the spread of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle

The Asian longhorned beetle, also known as the starry sky beetle, is native to eastern Asia but has successfully invaded North America and Europe where it infests maple, birch, willow, elm, and poplar trees. An international team of scientists report on the sequencing, annotation, and comparative exploration of this beetle’s genome in an effort to develop novel tools to combat its spread and better understand the biology of invasive wood-boring pests.

Source: Genomic tools to combat the spread of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle — ScienceDaily