A pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) hormone that controls sex pheromone production in female moths was identified from the brain-subesophageal ganglion complexes of the adult corn earworm, Heliothis zea. PBAN has 33 amino acid residues and a molecular weight of 3900. Its amino acid sequence has no significant homology with any of the… (More)
Biotin has been converted to 2-(biotinylamido)ethanol and condensed to phosphorylated oligonucleotides in a solid phase synthesis. The 5'-biotinylated oligonucleotides were enzymatically coupled to other DNA fragments by T4 DNA ligase or T4 RNA ligase. The hybridization properties of such biotin-labeled oligonucleotide probes were studied.