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Bacillus thuringiensis as a specific, safe, and effective tool for insect pest control.
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) was first described by Berliner [10] when he isolated a Bacillus species from the Mediterranean flour moth, Anagasta kuehniella, and named it after the province ThuringiaExpand
Characterization of a silkworm thioredoxin peroxidase that is induced by external temperature stimulus and viral infection.
A thioredoxin peroxidase (TPx) that reduces H(2)O(2) was firstly characterized in the lepidopteran insect, silkworm Bombyx mori. The B. mori TPx (BmTPx) cDNA contains an open reading frame of 585 bpExpand
cDNA cloning, expression, and enzymatic activity of a cellulase from the mulberry longicorn beetle, Apriona germari.
A novel cellulase [beta-1,4-endoglucanase (EGase), EC] cDNA belonging to glycoside hydrolase family (GHF) 45 was cloned from the mulberry longicorn beetle, Apriona germari. The cDNA encodingExpand
Molecular cloning and characterization of a glycosyl hydrolase family 9 cellulase distributed throughout the digestive tract of the cricket Teleogryllus emma.
A novel endogenous beta-1,4-endoglucanase (EG) gene belonging to the glycosyl hydrolase family 9 (GHF 9) that is distributed throughout the digestive tract of the cricket Teleogryllus emma was clonedExpand
Analysis of Genes Expression of Spodoptera exigua Larvae upon AcMNPV Infection
Background The impact of Autographa californica multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) infection on host gene expression in Spodoptera exigua 4th instar larvae was investigated through the use ofExpand
An improved baculovirus insecticide producing occlusion bodies that contain Bacillus thuringiensis insect toxin.
  • J. Chang, J. Choi, +5 authors Y. Je
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of invertebrate pathology
  • 1 September 2003
Baculovirus occlusion bodies, large proteinaceous structures which contain virions, have recently been engineered to incorporate foreign proteins. The major constituent protein of occlusion bodiesExpand
Functional role of aspartic proteinase cathepsin D in insect metamorphosis
BackgroundMetamorphosis is a complex, highly conserved and strictly regulated development process that involves the programmed cell death of obsolete larval organs. Here we show a novel functionalExpand
Genomic segments cloning and analysis of Cotesia plutellae polydnavirus using plasmid capture system.
  • J. Choi, J. Roh, +5 authors Y. Je
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biochemical and biophysical research…
  • 1 July 2005
Cotesia plutellae polydnaviruses (CpBV) has a segmented genome consisting of multiple circular double stranded DNAs. Recently, we have developed an easy, simple, and convenient system based on Tn7Expand
Mutations of acetylcholinesterase1 contribute to prothiofos-resistance in Plutella xylostella (L.).
Insensitive acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is involved in the resistance of organophosphorous and carbamate insecticides. We cloned a novel full-length AChE cDNA encoding ace1 gene from adult heads ofExpand
Insect transferrin functions as an antioxidant protein in a beetle larva.
  • Bo Yeon Kim, K. Lee, +7 authors B. Jin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B…
  • 1 June 2008
In insects transferrin is known as an iron transporter, an antibiotic agent, a vitellogenin, and a juvenile hormone regulated protein. Here, a novel functional role for insect transferrin as anExpand