Despite the key role of orthopteroid insects in the understanding of insect evolution, the genomic and transcriptomic resources for this group are very limited or inexistent in scientific databases curated and peer reviewed such as GenBank, ENA and DDBJ.
To address this paucity, we propose this symposium to enlighten the last studies on:
- The present available curated and peer reviewed databases for orthopteroid insects, accounting for both Sanger and new generation sequencing (NGS) data, as source of homologous characters for evolutionary studies,
- he transcriptomics and genomics of evolutionary relationships inside the orthopteroid insects, and
- the transcriptomic studies of gene expression variability under stressful environmental conditions in orthopteroids, with emphasis on endemic species, and the significance of these studies for the conservation of nature.