Mosquitocidal toxins of bacilli and their genetic manipulation for effective biological control of mosquitoes.

@article{Porter1993MosquitocidalTO,
  title={Mosquitocidal toxins of bacilli and their genetic manipulation for effective biological control of mosquitoes.},
  author={A. G. Porter and Elizabeth W. Davidson and Jun Wei Liu},
  journal={Microbiological reviews},
  year={1993},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={838-61}
}
The identification, cloning, and characterization of protein toxins from various species of bacilli have demonstrated the existence of mosquitocidal toxins with different structures, mechanisms of action, and host ranges. A start has been made in understanding the polypeptide determinants of toxicity and insecticidal activity, and the purification of toxins from recombinant organisms may lead to the elucidation of their X-ray crystal structures and the cloning of brush border membrane receptors… CONTINUE READING