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Nonpathogenic mutants of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris, generated from transposon mutagenesis, accumulated extracellular polygalacturonate lyase, alpha-amylase, and endoglucanase in the periplasm. The transposon Tn5 was introduced by a mobilizable, suicidal plasmid, pSUP2021 or pEYDG1. Genomic banks of wild-type X. campestris pv. campestris,(More)
Larval haemolymph of Neobellieria bullata (Insecta, Diptera) is highly toxic to adults of the same species: injection causes instant paralysis to death. Referring to their dramatic effect in adult insects the responsible compounds were designated paralysins. Two paralysins, soluble in organic solvents and heat stable, were chromatographically purified to(More)
The melC operon of Streptomyces antibioticus contains two genes, melC1 and melC2, necessary for the production of melanin pigment. We transferred the coding sequence of melC1 and melC2 to Escherichia coli plasmid pMTL23 such that its transcription was under the control of the lac promoter and melC1 was translationally fused to the lacZ alpha fragment. E.(More)
To gain an understanding of the genes and mechanisms that govern morphogenesis and its evolution, we have analyzed mutations that disrupt this process in a simple model structure, the male tail tip of the rhabditid nematode C. elegans. During the evolution of rhabditid male tails, there have been several independent changes from tails with rounded tips(More)
The ovary of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, contains multiple inhibitors of serine proteases. Five serine protease inhibitors, designated SGPI-1-5 (Schistocerca gregaria protease inhibitors) were purified from methanolic extracts of mature ovaries and analyzed by mass spectrometry and amino acid sequencing. The revealed primary structures display(More)
This study describes the cloning of two cDNAs encoding three serine-protease-inhibiting peptides, SGPI I, II and III, which were recently identified from ovarian extracts of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. The first cDNA codes for the precursor polypeptides of SGPI I and SGPI II; the second encodes only a single inhibitor, SGPI III. Northern-blot(More)
The cDNA coding for a Ser-protease-related protein (Scg-SPRP) was cloned from desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) midgut. The derived amino acid sequence consists of 260 residues and shows strong sequence similarity to insect trypsin-like molecules. It is, however, likely that Scg-SPRP is not a proteolytically active enzyme and that it plays another(More)
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