Example sentences for: insect

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  • If homologs of the cg4715 gene are conserved among Diptera and Lepidoptera, the interrelationship between members of the baculoviridae and TED, the lepidopteran gypsy element capable of integrating into both a host insect and a baculovirus genome, provides a clear pathway via DNA recombination for the exchange of members of the ld130 gene family between host cells, baculovirus genomes, and the transposable element.

  • These values suggested that the relatedness was significant and may be evidence of an exchange of genes encoding this important category of proteins between insect cells and members of the baculovirus and retrovirus families.

  • To detect proteins with significant sequence similarity, we used BLASTX to compare translated genomic sequence to peptides in other species included in SWALL [ 13, 83], and TBLASTX to compare translated genomic sequence to virtual translations of the rodent UniGene set [ 84] and insect sequences in dbEST [ 69].

  • The rapidly growing molecular datasets for secondary (or young primary) insect endosymbionts have identified pathways that are considered to be required for pathogenicity, such as Type III secretion (Dale et al.

  • To exploit the pharmacokinetics of steroids while eluding the potential complications of the use of a mammalian hormone as the inducer, the Evans laboratory developed an inducible system based on the insect steroid ecdysone and the nuclear receptor that mediates its effects.


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