Cuticlin Gene Organization in Meloidogyne Artiellia
The cuticlins are insoluble, non-collagenous components of the nematode cuticle. They were first described in Ascaris lumbricoides by Fujimoto and Kanaya in 1973. Their insolubility, even in the presence of strong detergents and reducing agents, indicates that they are highly cross-linked by non reducible bonds. Recently, Sebastiano et al. (1991) have identified and cloned two distinct cuticlin genes from Caenorhabditis elegans, namely cut-1 and cut-2.
KeywordsCaenorhabditis Elegans Plant Parasitic Nematode Acceptor Splice Ascaris Lumbricoides Recombinant Phage
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