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Purification and characterization of mosquitocidal Bacillus sphaericus BinA protein.
Certain strains of Bacillus sphaericus produce a highly toxic mosquito-larvicidal binary toxin during sporulation. The binary toxin is composed of toxic BinA (41.9kDa) and receptor binding BinBExpand
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Cloning and characterization of an insecticidal crystal protein gene fromBacillus thuringiensis subspecieskenyae
A sporulating culture ofBacillus thuringiensis subsp.kenyae strain HD549 is toxic to larvae of lepidopteran insect species such asSpodoptera litura, Helicoverpa armigera andPhthorimaea operculella,Expand
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UV protectants for the biopesticide based on Bacillus sphaericus Neide and their role in protecting the binary toxins from UV radiation.
The UV protectant properties of 26 natural and synthetic compounds were investigated for a biopesticide based on an indigenously isolated strain (ISPC-8) of Bacillus sphaericus Neide. In initialExpand
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Diversity of bacterial communities in the midgut of Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) populations and their potential use as attractants.
BACKGROUND The microbiota plays an important role in insect development and fitness. Understanding the gut microbiota composition is essential for the development of pest management strategies.Expand
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Characterization of the cry1Ac17 Gene from an Indigenous Strain of Bacillusthuringiensis subsp. kenyae
An indigenously isolated strain of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kenyae exhibited toxicity against lepidopteran as well as dipteran insects. The lepidopteran active cry1Ac protoxin gene codingExpand
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Cyclic AMP receptor protein regulates cspE, an early cold-inducible gene, in Escherichia coli.
cspE, a member of the cspA family of cold shock proteins in Escherichia coli, is an early cold-inducible protein. The nucleic acid melting ability and transcription antiterminator activity of CspEExpand
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Cloning and characterization of an insecticidal crystal protein gene from Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kenyae.
A sporulating culture of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kenyae strain HD549 is toxic to larvae of lepidopteran insect species such as Spodoptera litura, Helicoverpa armigera and PhthorimaeaExpand
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An oligomeric complex of BinA/BinB is not formed in-situ in mosquito-larvicidal Lysinibacillus sphaericus ISPC-8.
Binary toxin of Lysinibacillus sphaericus is composed of two polypeptides; receptor binding BinB and toxic BinA. Both the polypeptides are required for maximal toxicity. It has been suggested thatExpand
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Effect of ultraviolet radiation on spore viability and mosquitocidal activity of an indigenous ISPC-8 Bacillus sphaericus Neide strain.
Effects of UV-A, UV-B and their combination on spore viability and larvicidal activity of an indigenous isolate of Bacillus sphaericus Neide, ISPC-8 were studied under laboratory conditions. The UVExpand
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Interaction between mosquito-larvicidal Lysinibacillus sphaericus binary toxin components: analysis of complex formation.
The two components (BinA and BinB) of Lysinibacillus sphaericus binary toxin together are highly toxic to Culex and Anopheles mosquito larvae, and have been employed world-wide to control mosquitoExpand
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