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- Rodriguez, S.; Hao, G.; Liu, W.; Pina, B.; Rooney, A.P.; Camps, F.; Roelofs, W.L.; Fabrias, G.
- Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 2004 v.34 no.12 pp. 1315
- Spodoptera littoralis; stearoyl-CoA desaturase; complementary DNA; nucleotide sequences; amino acid sequences; sequence homology; phylogeny; fat body; pheromone glands; gene expression; sex pheromones; biosynthesis
- ... Desaturation of fatty acids is a key reaction in the biosynthesis of moth sex pheromones. The main component of Spodoptera littoralis sex pheromone blend is produced by the action of delta11 and delta9 desaturases. In this article, we report on the cloning of four desaturase-like genes in this species: one from the fat body (Sls-FL1) and three (Sls-FL2, Sls-FL3 and Sls-FL4) from the pheromone glan ...