Lectin activity of Bacillus thuringiensis parasporal inclusion proteins.

  title={Lectin activity of Bacillus thuringiensis parasporal inclusion proteins.},
  author={Tetsuyuki Akao and Eiichi Mizuki and Shinya Yamashita and Hiroyuki Saitoh and Michio Ohba},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={179 2},
Parasporal inclusion proteins from a total of 151 Bacillus thuringiensis strains, consisting of 139 Japanese isolates and the type strains of 12 H serovars, were screened for haemagglutination (HA) activity against sheep erythrocytes. Of 58 B. thuringiensis strains with HA activity, nine strains exhibited high activity and the remaining 49 strains were moderately active. The strains with high HA activity were derived from phylloplanes and soils of five geographically different localities, and… CONTINUE READING