Molecular Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptide Genes of the Carpenter Ant Camponotus floridanus

@inproceedings{Ratzka2012MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptide Genes of the Carpenter Ant Camponotus floridanus},
  author={Carolin Ratzka and Frank F{\"o}rster and Chunguang Liang and Maria Kupper and Thomas Dandekar and Heike Feldhaar and Roy Gross},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The production of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) is a major defense mechanism against pathogen infestation and of particular importance for insects relying exclusively on an innate immune system. Here, we report on the characterization of three AMPs from the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus. Due to sequence similarities and amino acid composition these… CONTINUE READING