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Table 19 Eggshell formation

From: Unscrambling butterfly oogenesis

weak homology to Bombyx mori vitelline membrane associated protein p30 (VMP30) Y chorion peroxidase; peroxinectin-related protein (pxt) Y
Bombyx mori vitelline membrane protein 90 (VMP90) N gataβ; transcription factor BCFI (GATAβ) Y
vitelline membrane 32e (VM32e; VMP32e) N chorion transcription factor cf2 (cf2) Y
vitelline membrane 26a (VM26a) N chorion b-ZIP transcription factor (CbZ) Y
vitelline membrane 26b (VM26b) N chorion protein 15 (Drosophila melanogaster); CG6519 (cp15; s15) N
vitelline membrane 26ac (VM26Ac; tu-3) N chorion protein 16 (Drosophila melanogaster); CG6533 (cp16; s16) N
vitelline membrane 34ca (VM34c) N chorion protein 18 (Drosophila melanogaster); CG6517 (cp18; s18) N
femcoat (femcoat) N chorion protein 19 (Drosophila melanogaster); CG6524 (cp19; s19) N
follicle cell protein 26Aa; palisade (psd; fcp26Aa; tu-1) N chorion protein 36 (Drosophila melanogaster); CG1478 (cp36; s36) N
cad99c (cad99c; ca-10) Y chorion protein 38 (Drosophila melanogaster); CG11213 (cp38; s38) N
crinkled; myosin-VIIa (ck; myoVIIa) Y chorion protein a at 7f (Drosophila melanogaster); CG33962 (cp7fa) N
vitelline membrane like (vml) N chorion protein b at 7f (Drosophila melanogaster); CG15350 (cp7fb) N
high mobility group protein a (HMGa) Y chorion protein c at 7f (Drosophila melanogaster); CG15351 (cp7fc) N
egg protein 80 (EP80) Y defective chorion 1 (dec1) N
follicle cell protein 3c (fcp3c) Y Lepidopteran chorion genes (see Additional file 9) Y
  1. Genes identified mainly from the Drosophila melanogaster and Bombyx mori literature involved in eggshell formation; vitelline membrane formation and choriogenesis. Presence (Y) or absence (N) of orthologous transcripts in the Pararge aegeria transcriptome is indicated. See Additional file 9 for details on lepidopteran chorion genes.