Expression of giant silkmoth cecropin B genes in tobacco

  title={Expression of giant silkmoth cecropin B genes in tobacco},
  author={Dion E. A. Florack and Sjefke J. H. M. Allefs and Rik Bollen and D. Bosch and B. Visser and Willem J. Stiekema},
  journal={Transgenic Research},
Cecropin B is a small antibacterial peptide from the giant silkmothHyalophora cecropia. To reveal the potential of this peptide for engineering bacterial disease resistance into crops, several cecropin B gene constructs were made either for expression in the cytosol or for secretion. All constructs were cloned in a plant expression vector and introduced in tobacco viaAgrobacterium tumefaciens. A cDNA-derived cecropin B gene construct lacking the amino-terminal signal peptide was poorly… CONTINUE READING


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