Division of Plant Health, Environment and Biotechnology
Insect Molecular Biology

Research in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Insect Functions is focused on the mechanisms and functions of diapause, photoperiodism, biological clocks and heat tolerance in insects. Molecular understanding of physiological characteristics and adaptation mechanisms of insects contributes to pest control and utilization of beneficial insects.

DNA microarray analysis of silkworm gene expression.

Photoperiodic response curve of silkworm.

Pupae: silkworm (left) and Chinese oak silkmoth (right).

Regulation of Stress Responses web site