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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Hence the present study is aimed to isolate and screen the B.thuringiensis for its chintinolytic activity against major diseases of pulses.
thuringiensis sobre larvas de muchos lepidopteros sugirio su uso potencial en el control biologico de insectos plaga; y, mas adelante, el hallazgo de B.thuringiensis israelensis (1978) capaz de matar mosquitos, amplio su margen de utilidad en el control de insectos vectores de enfermedades de interes en salud publica.