Novel cuticular proteins revealed by the honey bee genome.

  title={Novel cuticular proteins revealed by the honey bee genome.},
  author={Robert Kucharski and Joanna Maleszka and Ryszard Maleszka},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={37 2},
With the completion of the honey bee genome project, a transition is now occurring from the acquisition of gene sequence to understanding the role and context of gene products within the genome. Here we annotated and characterised a cluster of three genes in a GC-rich 11 kb genomic region on the linkage group 4 encoding highly hydrophobic polypeptides (named apidermins; APD 1-3) containing both sequence motifs characteristic of cuticular proteins and distinctly novel features. Five amino acids… CONTINUE READING