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Bacillus thuringiensis and Its Pesticidal Crystal Proteins
SUMMARY During the past decade the pesticidal bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis has been the subject of intensive research. These efforts have yielded considerable data about the complex relationshipsExpand
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Revision of the Nomenclature for the Bacillus thuringiensis Pesticidal Crystal Proteins
SUMMARY The crystal proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis have been extensively studied because of their pesticidal properties and their high natural levels of production. The increasingly rapidExpand
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PlcR is a pleiotropic regulator of extracellular virulence factor gene expression in Bacillus thuringiensis
Members of the Bacillus cereus group (B. anthracis, B. cereus, B. mycoides and B. thuringiensis ) are well‐known pathogens of mammals (B. anthracis and B. cereus ) and insects (B. thuringiensis ).Expand
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The PlcR Virulence Regulon of Bacillus cereus
PlcR is a Bacillus cereus transcriptional regulator, which activates gene expression by binding to a nucleotidic sequence called the ‘PlcR box’. To build a list of all genes included in the PlcRExpand
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Structure of PlcR: Insights into virulence regulation and evolution of quorum sensing in Gram-positive bacteria
Gram-positive bacteria use a wealth of extracellular signaling peptides, so-called autoinducers, to regulate gene expression according to population densities. These “quorum sensing” systems controlExpand
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Two‐dimensional electrophoresis analysis of the extracellular proteome of Bacillus cereus reveals the importance of the PlcR regulon
Many virulence factors are secreted by the gram‐positive, spore forming bacterium Bacillus cereus. Most of them are regulated by the transcriptional activator, PlcR, which is maximally expressed atExpand
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Construction of cloning vectors for Bacillus thuringiensis.
The replication region of the Bacillus thuringiensis plasmid, pHT1030, was treated with hydroxylamine. Various copy-number mutants were selected and subsequently used to construct shuttle vectorsExpand
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A cell–cell signaling peptide activates the PlcR virulence regulon in bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group
PlcR is a pleiotropic regulator that activates the expression of genes encoding various virulence factors, such as phospholipases C, proteases and hemolysins, in Bacillus thuringiensis and BacillusExpand
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How does Bacillus thuringiensis produce so much insecticidal crystal protein?
Members of the genusBacillusare widely used as sources of industrial enzymes, fine biochemicals, antibiotics, and insecti- cides (for a review, see reference 27). One of these species, BacillusExpand
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Extending the Bacillus cereus group genomics to putative food-borne pathogens of different toxicity.
The Bacillus cereus group represents sporulating soil bacteria containing pathogenic strains which may cause diarrheic or emetic food poisoning outbreaks. Multiple locus sequence typing revealed aExpand
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