Characterization and toxicity to mosquito larvae of four Bacillus sphaericus strains isolated from Brazilian soils.

@article{Schenkel1992CharacterizationAT,
  title={Characterization and toxicity to mosquito larvae of four Bacillus sphaericus strains isolated from Brazilian soils.},
  author={Ralf Schenkel and Luc Nicolas and Emmanuel Frachon and Sylviane Hamon},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={1992},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={10-4}
}
Four Bacillus sphaericus strains, S1, S2, S5, and L2, isolated from Brazilian soils, were found to be toxic to larvae of the mosquitoes Culex pipiens and Anopheles stephensi at a level similar to that of strain 2362 which is now used operationally. Like strain 2362, the four strains belonged to the serotype H5 and produced major proteins of apparent… CONTINUE READING