Antibacterial activity in the egg mass of a sea hare

H. Kamiya, Koji Muramoto, K. Ogata

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    Abstract

    The eggs of a sea hare, Aplysia kurodai, contained antibacterial factors which probably play a role in the defense of eggs against bacterial infection. The active factors were composed of several heat-labile proteins, unrelated to lysozyme, and were produced in the albumen gland.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)947-949
    Number of pages3
    JournalExperientia
    Volume40
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1984 Sep 1

    Keywords

    • Aplysia kurodai
    • Sea hare eggs
    • antibacterial activity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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