Bacillus sphaericus


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Ba·cil·lus sphae·ri·cus

a bacterial species that is an insect pathogen and that has been associated with occasional human and other mammalian infections, especially in immunocompromised hosts; human infections have included meningitis, endocarditis, and food poisoning.

Ba·cil·lus sphae·ri·cus

(bă-sil'ŭs sfēr'i-kŭs)
A bacterial species that is an insect pathogen and has been associated with human and other mammalian infections, especially in compromised hosts.
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Thrombinase production has been studied at pH 7.4 from Bacillus sphaericus serotype H5a5b (16) and maximum fibrinolytic enzyme production from Bacillus sp.
Among bacterial bio insecticides, especially the spore-forming species belonging to the genus Bacillus, such as Bacillus popilliae, Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus sphaericus are commonly used in biological pest control.
Gupta, "Screening of bacterial strains for polygalacturonase activity: its production by bacillus sphaericus (MTCC 7542)," Enzyme Research, vol.
israelensis and Bacillus sphaericus strain 1593 against aedes stimulans larvae," Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol.
(14) Despite the good ureolytic activity of several microorganisms, it was found that the ones closely related to Bacillus sphaericus show a greater ability to hydrolyze urea leading to precipitation of a larger amount of calcium carbonate.
Impact of treatments with Bacillus sphaericus on Anopheles populations and the transmission of malaria in Maroua a large city in a savannah region of Cameroon.
Sekar, "Development of low-cost media for the culture of mosquito larvicides, Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus thuringiensis serovar.
The kinetic parameters of [alpha]-amylase activation [V.sub.max] and [K.sub.m] that were 263 [micro]mole [mg.sup.-1] enzyme [min.sup.-1] and 0.97mg/mL, respectively, were reported from thermopile Bacillus sphaericus [14].
Key words: Anopheles stephensi, Residual activity, Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacillus sphaericus, Culex quinquefasciatus.