Genetic manipulation in Bacillus thuringiensis for strain improvement

  title={Genetic manipulation in Bacillus thuringiensis for strain improvement},
  author={Estibaliz Sansinenea and Candelario V{\'a}zquez and Aurelio Ortiz},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been used as a biopesticide in agriculture, forestry and mosquito control because of its advantages of specific toxicity against target insects, lack of polluting residues and safety to non-target organisms. The insecticidal properties of this bacterium are due to insecticidal proteins produced during sporulation. Despite these ecological benefits, the use of Bt biopesticides has lagged behind the synthetic chemicals. Genetic improvement of Bt natural strains, in… CONTINUE READING


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