J Invertebr Pathol 2021 May 4;183:107600. Epub 2021 May 4.
State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400716, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory of Microsporidia Infection and Prevention, Chongqing 400716, China; Key Laboratory of Sericultural Biology and Genetic Breeding, Ministry of Agricultural, Southwest University, Chongqing 400716, China; College of Life Science, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 400047, China. Electronic address:
The single-celled pathogen Nosema bombycis, that can infect silkworm Bombyx mori and other lepidoptera including Spodoptera, is the first identified Microsporidia which has diplokaryotic nuclei throughout the life cycle. Septin proteins can form highly ordered filaments, bundles or ring structures related to the cytokinesis in fungi. Here, three septin proteins (NbSeptin1, NbSeptin2 and NbSeptin3) from Nosema bombycis CQ I are described. Read More