Bacillus thuringiensis

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Ba·cil·lus thu·rin·gi·en·sis

a bacterial species that is an insect pathogen used for vector control that has been implicated in human and mammalian infections. In the laboratory it may be misdiagnosed as a strain of Bacillus cereus.

Bacillus thuringiensis

(Bt) an entomopathogenic BACILLUS species that produces a TOXIN called delta (8) endotoxin, which kills insect larvae. The organism is used as a microbial INSECTICIDE for the BIOLOGICAL CONTROL of various LEPIDOPTERA. Genes for the toxin have been transferred to plants by GENETIC ENGINEERING techniques to make them insect-tolerant. See also BIOPESTICIDE.
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It is known that the two Bacillus species would be indistinguishable, except for the characteristic that B.
1999) proposed a model to represent vegetative growth and spore formation for batch growth of B.
As it was previously mentioned, according to the stoichiometry of the B.
Both equations may be used to represent the vegetative cell balance for B.
A total of three novel subclass cry4 genes were found from five mosquitocidal B.
The goal of this study is to establish the E-PCR with DGGE method as a novel approach to identify mosquitocidal protoxin cry4 subclass genes in B.
These strains, selected after a literature search using Medline, SearchBank, and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, are a compilation of all mosquitocidal strains of B.
Most contemporary bioinsecticides are derived from scaled-up cultures of Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis (Bti) and kurstaki (Btk), whose particulate fractions contain mostly B.
The major sources of microbe-based biotechnology products (MBPs) released into the environment today are commercial Bacillus thuringiensis (BT) products that are derived from similarly produced, large-scale, sporulation-phase cultures of B.
A bioassay method was developed that utilized small amounts of insect diet and B.
Un metodo de bioensayo fue desarrollado para utilizar cantidades pequenas de la dieta de insectos, esporas de B.