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Comp Biochem Physiol B. 1986;83(4):819-22.

Bacteriolytic factor in the salivary glands of Aedes aegypti.

Abstract

Salivary gland homogenates from adult Aedes aegypti lyse Micrococcus lysodeikticus cells. The bacteriolytic factor is present in a cell type common to both male and female mosquitoes, as well as in the crop of sugar-feeding mosquitoes. The bacteriolytic factor releases digestion products from sacculi of Escherichia coli that are different from those of hen egg white lysozyme.

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