Identification and Molecular Cloning of Putative Odorant-Binding Proteins from the American Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus palmarum L.

We have identified and cloned the cDNAs encoding two odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) from the American palm weevil (APW) Rhynchophorus palmarum (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). Degenerate primers were designed from the N-terminal sequences and were used in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in order to obtain full-length sequences in both males and females. In… CONTINUE READING