Identification of a promoter for the crystal protein-encoding gene cryIVB from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis.

The cryIVB gene of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) codes for a 135-kDa insecticidal crystal protein, which is specifically toxic to dipteran larvae. We have identified a transcription start point (tsp) of cryIVB by a primer extension experiment. The promoter sequence alignment, together with the chronology of appearance of the transcript… (More)