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Chitin synthases are crucial enzymes responsible for chitin biosynthesis in fungi, nematodes and arthropods. We characterized two alternative splicing-derived variants of chitin synthase 1 gene(More)
Eleven cDNAs encoding glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) were sequenced and characterized in Chironomus tentans, an ecologically important aquatic midge. Phylogenetic analysis revealed seven GSTs in(More)
Chitinases belong to a large and diverse family of hydrolytic enzymes that break down glycosidic bonds of chitin. However, very little is known about the function of chitinase genes in regulating the(More)
Phenoloxidase (PO) is a major component of the insect immune system. The enzyme is involved in encapsulation and melanization processes as well as wound healing and cuticle sclerotization. PO is(More)