A gut-specific chitinase gene essential for regulation of chitin content of peritrophic matrix and growth of Ostrinia nubilalis larvae.

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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 chitin content in peritrophic matrix (PM) of the midgut in insects. We identified a cDNA putatively encoding a chitinase (OnCht) in European corn borer (ECB… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2010.06.003

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@article{Khajuria2010AGC, title={A gut-specific chitinase gene essential for regulation of chitin content of peritrophic matrix and growth of Ostrinia nubilalis larvae.}, author={Chitvan Khajuria and Lawrent L. Buschman and Ming-shun Chen and Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan and Kun Zhu}, journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology}, year={2010}, volume={40 8}, pages={621-9} }