Genetic Diversity and Metamorphosis of White Wax Scale Insects

Genetic Diversity and Metamorphosis of White Wax Scale Insects

How did ancestral arthropods successfully diversify to colonize the land? How do insects use their wings to exploit terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems by metamorphosis? The causes and consequences of metamorphosis are still poorly understood in biology. This collection of essays examines the molecular basis underlying the metamorphosis regulation of the white wax scale insect (WWS), a fascinating insect that undergoes different metamorphoses between males and females. It shows that the WWS has produced great economic or medical benefits for human beings for thousands of years. This book provides interesting information for scientific and technical personnel, as well as undergraduate and graduate students engaged in entomology, molecular biology and biogeography.


Dr Hang Chen is a Professor of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Highland Forest Science of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. His research focuses on co-evolution between insects and plants, molecular mechanism of insect products.

Qin Lu is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Highland Forest Science of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. She has published 15 journal articles.

Xiaofei Ling is a technician of Dr Hang Chen’s lab at the Institute of Highland Forest Science of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. She received her Bachelor’s in Biotechnology from Southwest Forestry University, China.

Jinwen Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Entomology at the Institute of Highland Forest Science of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. He has published 10 articles and has six patents.

Dr Weifeng Ding is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Highland Forest Science of the Chinese Academy of Forestry, having received his doctorate from the same institution. He is the author of 19 articles.

Ni Liu is an PhD candidate at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. She obtained her Master’s in Molecular Biology while on Dr Chen’s team.

Pengfei Liu is a PhD candidate at Yunnan University, China. He achieved his Master’s in Molecular Biology while on Dr Chen’s team.

Weiwei Wang is a PhD candidate at the Chinese Academy of Forestry. He obtained his Master’s in Molecular Biology while on Dr Chen’s team.

Dr Juan Liu is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Highland Forest Science of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. She conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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ISBN: 1-5275-9164-6

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-9164-6

Release Date: 1st February 2023

Pages: 105

Price: £64.99