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Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 1994;26(2-3):137-45.

Cloning of a VLP-protein coding gene from a parasitoid wasp Venturia canescens.

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Institut für Biologie III, Freiburg, Germany.

Abstract

Virus-like particles (VLPs) that are bound to the egg surface of a parasitic wasp Venturia canescens are void of nucleic acid and unable to infect host tissue but instead provide a passive protection against the host's immune recognition. To investigate evolutionary and functional properties of Venturia particles, we isolated cDNAs coding for a VLP-protein by screening an expression library of the wasp, using antibodies against purified VLPs. The corresponding coding DNA is present in the wasp genome as a single-copy gene.

PMID:
8054660
DOI:
10.1002/arch.940260207
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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