Cuticlin Gene Organization in Meloidogyne Artiellia

  • Francesca De Luca
  • Carla De Giorgi
  • Franco Lamberti
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 268)


The cuticlins are insoluble, non-collagenous components of the nematode cuticle. They were first described in Ascaris lumbricoides by Fujimoto and Kanaya in 1973. Their insolubility, even in the presence of strong detergents and reducing agents, indicates that they are highly cross-linked by non reducible bonds. Recently, Sebastiano et al. (1991) have identified and cloned two distinct cuticlin genes from Caenorhabditis elegans, namely cut-1 and cut-2.


Caenorhabditis Elegans Plant Parasitic Nematode Acceptor Splice Ascaris Lumbricoides Recombinant Phage 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca De Luca
    • 1
  • Carla De Giorgi
    • 1
  • Franco Lamberti
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biochimica e Biologia MolecolareUniversity of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Nematologia AgrariaConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheBariItaly

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