Clogmia albipunctata

Clogmia albipunctata  (syn. Telmatoscopus albipunctatus(Psychodidae)

The mothfly Clogmia albipunctata is a saprophageous midge that occurs on all continents between the 42nd latitude North and the 40th latitude South (Vaillant 1971). The species is very easy to keep in the laboratory and has a generation time of about 4 weeks. The genome size of Clogmia albipunctata is about 316 Mb in both sexes (Schmidt-Ott et al. 2009). Protocols for in situ hybridization and antibody staining in embryos have been established.

Publications from the Schmidt-Ott lab:

- Schmidt-Ott U. Rafiqi Ab. M, Sander K, Johnston JS (2009). Extremely small genomes in two unrelated dipteran insects with shared early developmental traits. Dev. Genes. Evol. 219, 207–210.

- Bullock SL, Stauber, M, Prell A, Hughes J, Ish-Horowicz D, Schmidt-Ott U (2004). Differential Cytoplasmic mRNA Localization Adjusts Pair-Rule Transcription Factor Activity to Cytoarchitecture in Dipteran Evolution. Development 131, 4251-4261.

- Stauber M, Prell A, Schmidt-Ott U (2002) A single Hox3 gene with composite bicoid and zerknüllt expression characteristics in non-Cyclorrhaphan flies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 274-279.

- Schmidt-Ott U, Sander K, Technau GM (1994). Expression of engrailed in embryos of a beetle and five dipteran species with special reference to the terminal regions. Roux's Arch. Dev. Biol. 203, 298-303.

See also:

- Jiménez-Guri E, Wotton KR, Gavilán B, Jaeger J (2014). A staging scheme for the development if the mot midge Clogmia albipunctata. PLoS One 9:e84422. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084422.

- Jiménez-Guri E, Huerta-Cepas J, Cozzuto L, Wotton KR, Kang H, Himmelbauer H, Roma G, Gabaldón T, Jaeger J (2013). BMC Genomics 14:123. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-123.

- Garcia-Solache M, Jaeger J, Akam M (2010). A systematic analysis of the gap gene system in the moth midge Clogmia albipunctata. Dev. Biol. 344, 306-318.

- Rohr KB, Tautz D, Sander K (1998). Segmentation gene expression in the mothmidge Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera, Psychodidae) and other primitive dipterans. Dev. Genes Evol. 209, 145-154.

- Vaillant F (1971). Psychodidae – Psychodinae. In: Die Fliegen der palaearktischen Region. E. Lindner (ed), Lieferung 287. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.