Molecular cloning of two prophenoloxidase genes from the mosquito Aedes aegypti.

@article{Taft2001MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular cloning of two prophenoloxidase genes from the mosquito Aedes aegypti.},
  author={Andrew S. Taft and Cheng-Chen Chen and J Li and Bruce M. Christensen},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={97-103}
}
The biosynthesis of melanotic materials is an important process in the life of a mosquito. Melanin production is critical for many diverse processes such as egg chorion tanning, cuticular sclerotization, and melanotic encapsulation of metazoan parasites. Prophenoloxidase plays a critical role in this biochemical cascade. Two cDNAs, one full length and one partial clone, and two genomic clones encoding prophenoloxidase (pro-PO) were isolated from the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The… CONTINUE READING
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