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A Unique Toxic Peptide from the Larvae of the South American Sawfly, Perreyia flavipes

MacLeod, John; Braybrook, Carl; Simmonds, Peta; Oelrichs, Peter B


A major toxic component of the South American sawfly larvae, Perreyia flavipes (Pergidae), has been shown to be a heptapeptide with the structure (1). The unique features of this peptide, which has been named pergidin, are the presence of five unnatural D amino acids and a phosphoseryl residue.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Chemistry


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