Welcome to the Group of Hans Merzendorfer at the Department of Biology/Chemistry

 - Animal Physiology -

University of Osnabrück, Department Biology/Chemistry, Animal Physiology, D-49069 Osnabrück, Germany

Molecular Physiology – Chitin synthesis



Midgut epithelium of the tobacco hornworm                                                Baker’s Yeast

                                  (Manduca sexta)                                                         (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)


(Left: chitin synthase in brush border microvilli detected with antibodies; middle: red, chitin detected with a recombinant chitin

 binding domain (CBD); green, chitin synthase detected with antibodies; right: blue, chitin detected with Calcofluor White)