Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis hybrid protein against a lepidopteran and a coleopteran pest.

@article{LpezPazos2010ActivityOB,
  title={Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis hybrid protein against a lepidopteran and a coleopteran pest.},
  author={Silvio Alejandro L{\'o}pez-Pazos and Adriana Carolina Rojas Arias and Sonia Amparo Ospina and Jairo Cer{\'o}n},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={302 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
The use of Cry proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis are an important strategy for biological control. Recently it has been demonstrated that Cry hybrid proteins (by domain swapping) resulted in improved toxicities in comparison with parental proteins. Here, an SN1917 hybrid toxin was constructed and tested against Colombian pest insects Tecia solanivora (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), a severe potato pest, and Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), which attacks coffee crops. The SN1917… CONTINUE READING