Clostridium bifermentans serovar malaysia: characterization of putative mosquito larvicidal proteins.

@article{Nicolas1993ClostridiumBS,
  title={Clostridium bifermentans serovar malaysia: characterization of putative mosquito larvicidal proteins.},
  author={Luc Nicolas and J. F. Charles and H de Barjac},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1993},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={
          23-8
        }
}
The toxicity of Clostridium bifermentans serovar malaysia to mosquito larvae is due to protein toxins, belonging to a novel class of insecticidal toxins. Toxic extracts contains three major proteins of 66, 18 and 16 kDa. The 18-kDa and 16-kDa proteins are probably involved in toxicity. They are synthesised during sporulation, concomitant with activity. They are absent from non-toxic strains of C. bifermentans and are present at very low levels in non-toxic C. bifermentans serovar malaysia… CONTINUE READING