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.
- Aplysia kurodai
- Sea hare eggs
- antibacterial activity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)