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EMBO Associate Member

Le Kang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing | China

EMBO 2022

Ecological genomics and adaptation of locusts

We have focused our research on molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation of insects, especially the migratory locust as a model system, by genomic and epigenetic approaches. The findings and scientific breakthroughs will provide crucial cues to revealing adaptive mysteries of insects to changing environments and to developing novel control approaches against swarming insects.

Keywords: Ecological genomics / phenotypic plasticity / epigenetics / molecular evolution / gene regulation / ecology / entomology / pest management

Subject area(s): Evolution & Ecology | Neuroscience | Genomic & Computational Biology | Cellular Metabolism

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