Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2011

Journal or Book Title

Insect Molecular Biology

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

493

Last Page

506

DOI

10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01080.x

Abstract

The movement and dispersal of larval Lepidoptera impact their survival and distribution within the natural landscape. Homologues of the Drosophila behaviour-linked genes shaker (shkr) and slowmo (slmo) were identified from Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Onshkr was isolated as a 1610-nucleotide (nt) constitutively expressed transcript encoding a membrane-localized 469-amino-acid (aa) protein with a conserved tetramerization domain and the six-domain architecture necessary for the molecule to fold into an active K(+) channel. Three expressed splice variants of 682, 970 and 1604 nt were identified for the Onslmo gene, and encode predicted 141 and 228 aa proteins with a conserved protein of relevant evolutionary and lymphoid interest (PRELI) domain that may function in mitochondrial protein sorting and perinuclear protein localization. Onshkr and Onslmo protein sequences aligned within monophyletic lepidopteran groups.

Comments

This article is from Insect Molecular Biology; 20 (2011); 493-506; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01080.x

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Language

en

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