Definition of Manduca sexta

1. Noun. Large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plants; similar to tomato hornworm.

Exact synonyms: Tobacco Hornworm, Tomato Worm
Group relationships: Genus Manduca, Manduca
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar

2. Noun. Moth whose larvae are tobacco hornworms.
Generic synonyms: Hawk Moth, Hawkmoth, Hummingbird Moth, Sphingid, Sphinx Moth
Group relationships: Genus Manduca, Manduca

Medical Definition of Manduca sexta

1. A species of Lepidopteran insect, also called the tobacco hornworm moth. The caterpillars, which are very large, are used in studies of ion transport, moulting and as a system for transgenic gene expression (see baculovirus). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manduca Sexta

Mandevilla
Mandevilla boliviensis
Mandevilla laxa
Mandingo
Mandingoes
Mandingos
Mandinka
Mandinkas
Mandip
Mandobo Atas
Mandragora officinarum
Mandrillus
Mandrillus leucophaeus
Mandrillus sphinx
Manduca quinquemaculata
Mandy
Manes
Manet
Manets
Manfred Eigen
Mangaian
Mangalica
Mangalore
Mangalorean
Mangaloreans
Mangarevan
Mangifera
Mangifera indica
Mango

Literary usage of Manduca sexta

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Heating the thorax of the sphinx moth, manduca sexta, evoked pulsations of the heart in the abdomen. These pulsations were of relatively high rate and ..."

2. Transgenic Animals: Bibliography January 1991-February 1994 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"P49 Pharmacokinetic studies of the recombinant juvenile hormone esterase in manduca sexta. Ichinose, R.; Kamita, SG; Maeda, S.; Hammock, BD Orlando, Fla. ..."

3. Viral Resistance in Plants/Viral Coat Proteins: Bibliography-January 91-July 96 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"... were protected from CMV infection as well as feeding damage of Manduca Sexta (tobacco hornworm) larvae. These results demonstrate that it is feasible to ..."

4. Allelopathy: The Effects of Chemicals Produced by Plants by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"Language: English Descriptors: Plant pests; Cotesia; manduca sexta; Biological control; Parasites of insect pests; Allelochemicals; Adaptation; Nicotine; ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... the tobacco hornworm, manduca sexta. FEBS Letters 267(2):305-10, Jul 16 1990. Hydrodynamic studies conducted in the analytical ultracentrifuge provided ..."

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