Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 267–271 | Cite as

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

  • Jacqueline Jollès
  • Francoise Schoentgen
  • Guy Croizier
  • Liliane Croizier
  • Pierre Jollès
Article

Summary

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.

Key words

Lysozyme Insect Lepidoptera Evolution Sequence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacqueline Jollès
    • 1
  • Francoise Schoentgen
    • 1
  • Guy Croizier
    • 2
  • Liliane Croizier
    • 2
  • Pierre Jollès
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of ProteinsUniversity of Paris VParis Cedex 06France
  2. 2.Station de Recherches de Pathologie comparée, INRA-CNRSSaint-ChristolFrance

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