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Provedor de dados:  BJM
País:  Brazil
Título:  Isolation and characterization of a chitinase gene from entomopathogenic fungus Verticillium lecanii
Autores:  Zhu,Yanping
Pan,Jieru
Qiu,Junzhi
Guan,Xiong
Data:  2008-06-01
Ano:  2008
Palavras-chave:  Chitinase
Cloning
Overexpression
Homology modeling
Verticillium lecanii
Resumo:  Entomopathogenic fungus Verticillium lecanii is a promising whitefly and aphid control agent. Chitinases secreted by this insect pathogen have considerable importance in the biological control of some insect pests. An endochitinase gene Vlchit1 from the fungus was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The Vlchit1 gene not only contains an open reading frame (ORF) which encodes a protein of 423 amino acids (aa), but also is interrupted by three short introns. A homology modelling of Vlchit1 protein showed that the chitinase Vlchit1 has a (α/β)8 TIM barrel structure. Overexpression test and Enzymatic activity assay indicated that the Vlchit1 is a functional enzyme that can hydrolyze the chitin substrate, so the Vlchit1 gene can service as a useful gene source for genetic manipulation leading to strain improvement of entomopathogenic fungi or constructing new transgenic plants with resistance to various fungal and insects pests.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1517-83822008000200022
Editor:  Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia
Relação:  10.1590/S1517-83822008000200022
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Brazilian Journal of Microbiology v.39 n.2 2008
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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