Insecticidal genes of Yersinia spp.: taxonomical distribution, contribution to toxicity towards Manduca sexta and Galleria mellonella, and evolution

@article{Fuchs2008InsecticidalGO,
  title={Insecticidal genes of Yersinia spp.: taxonomical distribution, contribution to toxicity towards Manduca sexta and Galleria mellonella, and evolution},
  author={Thilo Martin Fuchs and Geraldine Bresolin and Lisa Marcinowski and Joachim Schachtner and Siegfried Scherer},
  journal={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={214 - 214}
}
Toxin complex (Tc) proteins termed TcaABC, TcdAB, and TccABC with insecticidal activity are present in a variety of bacteria including the yersiniae. The tc gene sequences of thirteen Yersinia strains were compared, revealing a high degree of gene order conservation, but also remarkable differences with respect to pseudogenes, sequence variability and gene… CONTINUE READING