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Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. israelensis

Microbiology and Virology: An α-amylase is a novel receptor for Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. israelensis Cry4Ba and Cry11Aa toxins in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae)

March 11, 2010 - 10:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Maria Teresa Fernandez-Luna, Humberto Lanz-Mendoza, Sarjeet S. Gill, Alejandra Bravo, Mario Soberon, Juan Miranda-Rios
Environmental Microbiology, Volume 12, Issue 3, Date: March 2010, Pages: 746-757

Previous work showed that Bti is highly toxic to Anopheles albimanus, the main vector for transmission of malaria in Mexico. In this work, we analysed the toxicity of isolated Cry proteins of Bti and identified an An. albimanus midgut protein as a putative Cry4Ba and Cry11Aa receptor molecule.

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