Denni Schnapp ds4 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Wed Jun 5 06:16:52 EST 1996

Some of the antibacterial peptides described from insects are very small,
about 12 AA or so, I think, for phyrrococin (if this is spelled right)
and some other peptides described from hemiptera and drosocin from D.
melanogaster. I am almost certain that these peptides have larger pre-
cursors, though!


Denni Schnapp		    
Gatty Marine Laboratory    			Fax: (0)1334-463443
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