Cloning and nucleotide sequences of crotamine genes.


A cDNA library containing snake toxin genes was constructed in bacteriophage lambda by using mRNA isolated from the glands of the South American rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus terrificus. The first high-density screening of 400,000 plaques for crotamine-containing genes yielded over 800 positives when a labeled cDNA probe with sequence homology to crotamine… (More)


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