The Institute of Entomology is a scientific institution of basic and applied research in areas, in which insects are either in focus of attention (insect pests, species useful for environment monitoring etc.) or serve as suitable models for the solution of general biological problems.

The Institute is located in the town of Ceské Budejovice, about 160 km south of Prague, the capital of the Czech Repuplic.

The more than ninety Institute's researchers and PhD students conduct research in a variety of fields, ranging from molecular biology to ecology.

The Institute publishes the European Journal of Entomology (EJE).

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Large epithelial mosaic GFP-labeled clone wts-/- at the base of Drosophila wing.

6. 1. 2015

Tumor rates in Drosophila melanogaster are regulated by extracellular adenosine

Publication in Purinergic Signaling demonstrates that mutations in genes involved in adenosine signaling change the frequency of tumor clones in Drosophila...

Ant causing damage on our experimental dummy caterpillar

5. 1. 2015

Trees attacked by herbivores do not cry for help uselessly

Publication in Ecography focuses on question whether trees attacked by herbivores are able to call effectively for predators who could help them from herbivores...


15. 5. 2014

The evolutionary origin of insect wings

Probably a missing transitional link between apterous silverfish (Zygentoma) and pterygote insects (Pterygota) found.

The Drosophila larval ring gland - large polyploid cells produce ecdysone (M.U.)

10. 4. 2014

The old steroid-deficiency gene encodes a new mRNA splicing factor

Publication in PLoS Genetics solves an old puzzle of the "ecdysoneless" mutant that has traditionally provided investigators with a steroid-deficient animal...


Ivanchenko M.G., den Os D., Monhausen G.B., Dubrovsky J.G., Bednářová A., Krishnan N. (2013)

Auxin increases the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentration in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) root tips while inhibiting root growth.

Annals of Botany 112, 1107-1116

Soldán T., Godunko R. J., Sroka P., Bojková J. (2012)

Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) species inventory of the Caucasus Mountains.

In: M. Yoshimura Y. (Eds): 2012 International Joint Meeting on Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera. Program and Abstract Book. June 3-9, 2012, Wakayama, Japan: 49–50.

Roman Sidorov, Lucie Kuvcerová, Michal Žurovec (2010)

The mutation in the adenosine receptor gene influences cell survival in mosaic clones

The Genetics Society of America Conference: 51st Annual Drosophila Research Conference, At Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, April 7-11, 2010. 2010, 871A


Biology Centre CAS, v. v. i.
Institute of Entomology
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

Phone:+420 385 310 350
Fax:+420 385 310 354

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Rode kniptor (Ampedus sanguineus)

Rode kniptor (Ampedus sanguineus)