Blast2GO in Windows 7 with Chrome

So here is just a quick guide how to use Blast2GO with Google Chrome in Windows 7.The reason I write this is that I have had enormous trouble getting Blast2GO to work on my system since the JAVA update. Furthermore, finding other related posts on JAVA problems didn’t fix mine. So the error message I…

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RNA interference in Tribolium

I discussed the theory of RNA interference here. In short, RNA interference induces the knock down of a gene by injecting double stranded RNA. Here I will show how we inject this double stranded RNA in Tribolium. We inject the RNA into pupa, this while they are easy to handle. However, it is also possible to inject RNA into the eggs,…

Keeping a flour beetle colony

I mostly work on flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum). In order to do research on flour beetles I have to make sure that I always have enough beetles to work with.It just happens to be that this beetle is a pest species! So they are very easy to breed. We keep the beetles in ordinary bread boxes…