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Amino acid composition of an Africanized honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) specific protein

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Journal of Apicultural Research

Vol. 33 (2) pp. 113-117
Date
March 1994
Article Title

Amino acid composition of an Africanized honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) specific protein

Author(s)
A C F Hung; R M Wagner
Abstract

About 1 200 pmol of an Africanized honey bee specific protein, known as AMP-2, was successfully isolated from the thoraces of 90 Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera) from Mexico. This protein has a molecular weight of about 48 kDa and an isoelectric point of about 5.7. Preliminary characterization of this protein by amino acid analysis suggested that it contains 16 amino acids, yielding about 432 residues.

Keywords

Africanized honey bees, Apis mellifera, proteins, amino acids

 
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