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|Title:||Identification and characterization of a new putative c-type lysozyme from malaria vector Anopheles stephensi|
|Keywords:||Lysozyme;Mosquito;Malaria;Salivary gland;Midgut;Anopheles stephensi|
|Abstract:||Lysozyme (E.C. 22.214.171.124) activity is reported from the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi. The activity was detected in the salivary gland and midgut using bacteriolytic radial diffusion assay. Spectrophotometric analysis indicated that higher level of lysozyme activity was maintained in both midgut and salivary gland tissues. The activity reached the highest level in 4-8 days old mosquitoes. Genomic PCR amplification revealed the presence of at least two putative lysozyme genes in the mosquito genome. Preliminary analysis of one of the 413 bp genomic fragments showed 56% identity to the lysozyme of mosquito A. gambiae. However, the nature and origin of the putative cloned lysozyme gene remains elusive.|
|ISSN:||0975-0959 (Online); 0301-1208 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJBB Vol.43(1) [February 2006]|
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