Research on lepidoptera digestive enzymes- chitinase

Kambiz Mousavi kmousavi at
Tue Jun 1 15:18:56 EDT 1999


I am trying to detrermine what changes have occured with evolution that
allow lepidopteran digestive enzymes to function at high pH. I have
found a pattern for trypsin,chymotrypsin and elastase but chitinase is
way off and so I would like to know where the chitinases are expressed
and what is the pH in the digestive compartment: any lepidoptera will

    Thank You,

Jean-Simon Diallo
jsdiallo at
jsdiallo at

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