Acta Scientific Biotechnology (ASBT)

Opinion Volume 1 Issue 2

Research on Insect Science could be a Wonderful Opportunity for Next Generation

Mani Kannan*

Visiting Scientist, Department of Entomology, Institute of Plant protection, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Research Centre, Israel

*Corresponding Author: Mani Kannan, E-mail:

Received: January 17, 2020; Published: January 21, 2020


  Insect is an omnipresent and a superficial animal in the kingdom and found in the earth from 400 million years onwards. Up-to-date, one million of insects are identified with different orders. Today, augmented research on proteomics, genomics, physiology and biochemistry, molecular taxonomy and gut symbiosis of insect emphasizing the importance of Insect Science. Scientists and farmers are focusing their research and rearing interest on beneficial insect such as Silkworm and honeybee for earning money through silk and honey production respectively. In addition, silkworm pupa and black fly larvae used as food supplements to human and fisheries respectively. Development of non-radiation based mutant silkworm for higher yield of silk is shows more interest among the sericulture scientist [1]. Interestingly, the insect derived proteins have anti-bacterial, viral and fungal which are have crucial applications in drug industry [2,3]. Insect gut protease have diverse applications in industries such as detergent, insecticidal agent, chemical and food, and pharmaceutical [4,5]. Apart from insect derived proteins, insect gut microbes play a major role a significant role on host fitness and their own growth and multiplication [6]. Now the recent tread is turning on insect gut microbes due to their versatile characteristics, the insect gut microbes are utilized for enzyme, food supplements, pro-biotic and biofuel production, degradation of pollutants, etc. [7].



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  2. Singh NK., et al. “Vitellogenin from the Silkworm, Bombyx mori: An Effective Anti-Bacterial Agent”. PLoS One 8.9 (2013).
  3. Kannan M., et al. “Proteomic analysis of the silkworm midgut during larval-pupal transition”. Invertebrate Survival Journal 13.1 (2016): 191-204.
  4. Kannan M., et al. “Proteomic analysis of pupal gut serine protease of Silkworm, Bombyx mori: Partial purification and biochemical characterization”. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 12 (2017): 159-165.
  5. Kannan M., et al. “Insect gut as a bioresource for potential enzymes - an unexploited area for industrial biotechnology”. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 18 (2019): 101010.
  6. Mani Kannan., et al. “An Efficient Method for Extraction of Genomic DNA from Insect Gut Bacteria - Culture dependent”. Current Research on Microbiology and Biotechnology 3.1 (2015): 550-556.
  7. Thiyonila B., et al. “Dung beetle gut microbes: Diversity, metabolic and immunity related roles in host system ARTICLE INFO”. International Journal of Scientific Innovations 1.2 (2018): 84-91.
  8. Anbalagan S., et al. “The midgut bacterial flora of the hard tick Hyalomma anatolicum (Acari: Ixodidae) from South India as determined by molecular analyses”. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 38.5 (2014): 520-525.
  9. Kannan M., et al. “Extraction of genomic DNA from hemolymph of insects by an efficient and quick method”. International Journal of Scientific Innovations 1 (2017): 1-6.
  10. Arunprasanna V., et al. “Intraspecific genetic diversity of two black fly species (Diptera: Simuliidae) from South India using DNA barcode based RFLP analysis”. International Journal of Zoological Research 11.5 (2015): 188-197.
  11. Kannan M., et al. “New Record of the Genus Euclea (Lepidoptera: Limacoididae) From South India Revealed By Dna Barcoding”. International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology 3.1 (2015): 92-97.
  12. Anbalagan S., et al. “Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Southern Western Ghats, India: Two new species and DNA barcoding”. Acta Tropica 149 (2015): 94-105.
  13. Kannan M., et al. “Extraction of genomic DNA from hemolymph of insects by an efficient and quick method”. International Journal of Scientific Innovations 1 (2017): 1-6.


Citation: Mani Kannan. “Research on Insect Science could be a Wonderful Opportunity for Next Generation". Acta Scientific Biotechnology 1.2 (2020): 12-13.


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