GENE ENCODING AN INVERTEBRATE a1 CALCIUM CHANNEL SUBUNIT
This invention describes the cloning and sequencing of cDNA strands that encode calcium channel subunits from the fruitfly Drospophila melanogaster. Their temporal and spatial patterns of expression have been determined. The deduced amino acid sequences of these subunits can be used in researching and designing insect specific pesticides. In addition, expression of these clones can be used for screening for new insecticidal compounds and for analysis of mechanism of action. Further, it can be employed to better comprehend and explore treatment options for pest related diseases in maize and other cereals.
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