Albino (al) is a tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4)-deficient mutant of the silkworm Bombyx mori.

Abstract

Albino (al) is a lethal mutant of Bombyx mori that exhibits a colourless cuticle after the first ecdysis and dies without feeding on mulberry. Previous studies have indicated that sclerotisation was insufficient because of defective phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism in albino larvae. However, the genetic mechanism underlying the albino phenotype has not… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2013.03.009

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