Expressed sequence tags from Diabrotica virgifera virgifera midgut identify a coleopteran cadherin and a diversity of cathepsins.

@article{Siegfried2005ExpressedST,
  title={Expressed sequence tags from Diabrotica virgifera virgifera midgut identify a coleopteran cadherin and a diversity of cathepsins.},
  author={Blair D. Siegfried and Nicholas R. Waterfield and Richard H. ffrench-Constant},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={137-43}
}
The Western corn rootworm is the major pest of corn in the USA and has recently become the target for insect-resistant transgenic crops. Transgenic crops have switched the focus for identifying insecticide targets from the insect nervous system to the midgut. Here we describe a collection of 691 sequences from the Western corn rootworm midgut, 27% of which predict proteins with no matches in current databases. Of the remaining sequences, most predict proteins with either catalytic (62%) or… CONTINUE READING

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