Molecular characterization of methoprene-tolerant gene (Met) in the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus: Its putative role in methyl farnesoate-mediated vitellogenin transcriptional activation.

Methoprene-tolerant (Met) belongs to the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH)-Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) family of nuclear transcriptional regulators, and is the leading candidate receptor for the insect Juvenile hormone (JH) and the crustacean methyl farnesoate (MF). In the present study, a full-length cDNA of Met was cloned from the swimming crab, Portunus… CONTINUE READING