Insect toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis isolated from soils of Japan

@inproceedings{Ohba1986InsectTO,
  title={Insect toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis isolated from soils of Japan},
  author={Michio Ohba and Keio Aizawa},
  year={1986}
}
Abstract A total of 189 isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis producing parasporal inclusions (PIs), obtained from soils of Japan, were examined for their oral toxicity against larvae of the silkworm, Bombyx mori , and the mosquito, Aedes aegypti , and adults of a chrysomelid coleopteran, Pyrrhalta tibialis . Of these isolates, 68 (36.0%) were toxic to insects tested: 48 were Lepidoptera-toxic and 20 were mosquito-toxic. The Lepidoptera-specific isolates were referable to B. thuringiensis… CONTINUE READING

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