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Thaumatococcus fruit and West Africa

clarosa clarosa at biocomp.unl.edu
Mon Nov 13 20:16:41 EST 2000

I used to work on the protein we called "osmotin" a pathogenesis 5 family
protein.  I remember
when Ray Bressan ran a taste test with thaumatin.. Anyway cant help you on
but osmotin has been very fruitful for the Purdue group.   I wonder if it has
antifungal activity ?
P. C. LaRosa

Michael Witty wrote:

> Dear All, I am looking for someone to collaborate with me in some
> research into the molecular biology and biochemistry of Thaumatococcus
> daniellii, which grows in West Africa from the Ivory Coast to Nigeria.  I
> wonder if anyone can help or suggest a collegue from West Africa that
> would be able to help me with gathering samples for analysis in Nigeria
> and Cambridge.  This research would be to study to developement
> of the protein thaumatin during Thaumacococcus fruit developement.
> Regards, Mike Witty.

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