Rami’s article, together with other Gemmell Lab members and collaborators, reports the complete mitogenome of the clover root weevil. Sequencing the weevil’s complete mitochondrial genome will facilitate the screening of naturally occurring alleles that induce male specific sterility. This could then lead to the development of a species-specific method for genetic pest control, in a technique known as Trojan Female Technique (TFT). Rami’s PhD research will explore precisely this.
Congratulations to Rami, and all his collaborators, on this publication!