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- Ferreira, Andre T. S., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2016 v.64 no.18 pp. 3514-3522
- N-acetylglucosamine; coat proteins; molecular models; permeability; glycosylation; absorption; seed coat; midgut; feces; Callosobruchus maculatus; intestines; toxicity; larvae; mass spectrometry; Albizia lebbeck; insects; chitin; cysteine proteinases
- ... The seed coat is an external tissue that participates in defense against insects. In some nonhost seeds, including Albizia lebbeck, the insect Callosobruchus maculatus dies during seed coat penetration. We investigated the toxicity of A. lebbeck seed coat proteins to C. maculatus. A chitin-binding protein fraction was isolated from seed coat, and mass spectrometry showed similarity to a C1 cystein ...