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Insect lysozymes from three species of lepidoptera: Their structural relatedness to the c (chicken) type lysozyme

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Sequence studies of the N-terminal halves of the lysozymes isolated fromBombyx mori, Galleria mellonella andSpodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera) allow us to classify these enzymes among the c (chicken) type lysozymes.

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Jollès, J., Schoentgen, F., Croizier, G. et al. Insect lysozymes from three species of lepidoptera: Their structural relatedness to the c (chicken) type lysozyme. J Mol Evol 14, 267–271 (1979).

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Key words

  • Lysozyme
  • Insect
  • Lepidoptera
  • Evolution
  • Sequence