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- Rodríguez-García, María Juliana; García-Reina, Andrés; Machado, Vilmar; Galián, José
- Gene 2016 v.589 no.1 pp. 56-62
- Cicindelinae; Escherichia coli; bioinformatics; cysteine; disulfide bonds; gene expression regulation; genes; isoelectric point; lipopolysaccharides; open reading frames; phylogeny; quantitative polymerase chain reaction
- ... In this study, a defensin gene (Clit-Def) has been characterised in the tiger beetle Calomera littoralis for the first time. Bioinformatic analysis showed that the gene has an open reading frame of 246bp that contains a 46 amino acid mature peptide. The phylogenetic analysis showed a high variability in the coleopteran defensins analysed. The Clit-Def mature peptide has the features to be involved ...