Three opsin-encoding cDNAS from the compound eye of Manduca sexta.

  title={Three opsin-encoding cDNAS from the compound eye of Manduca sexta.},
  author={Michael R Chase and Ruth R. Bennett and Richard H. White},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={200 Pt 18},
Three distinct opsin-encoding cDNAs, designated MANOP1, MANOP2 and MANOP3, were isolated from the retina of the sphingid moth Manduca sexta. MANOP1 codes for a protein with 377 amino acid residues. It is similar in sequence to members of a phylogenetic group of long-wavelength-sensitive arthropod photopigments, most closely resembling the opsins of ants, a praying mantis, a locust and the honeybee. MANOP2 and MANOP3 opsins have 377 and 384 residues respectively. They belong to a related group… CONTINUE READING


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