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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645183/in-defense-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-the-safest-and-most-successful-microbial-insecticide-available-to-humanity-a-response-to-efsa
#1
Ben Raymond, Brian A Federici
The Bacillus cereus group contains vertebrate pathogens such as Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus and the invertebrate pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis. Microbial biopesticides based on B. thuringiensis (Bt) are widely recognized as being among the safest and least environmentally damaging insecticidal products available. Nevertheless, a recent food poisoning incident prompted a European Food Safety Authority review which argued that B. thuringiensis poses a health risk equivalent to B. cereus, a causative agent of diarrhoea...
June 22, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626992/recurrent-conjunctivitis-secondary-to-gram-positive-bacillus-bacillus-thuringiensis
#2
Christopher J Borgman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625989/rapid-high-throughput-identification-of-anthrax-causing-and-emetic-bacillus-cereus-group-genome-assemblies-using-btyper-a-computational-tool-for-virulence-based-classification-of-bacillus-cereus-group-isolates-using-nucleotide-sequencing-data
#3
Laura M Carroll, Jasna Kovac, Rachel A Miller, Martin Wiedmann
The Bacillus cereus group comprises nine species, several of which are pathogenic. Differentiating between isolates that may cause disease and those that do not is a matter of public health and economic importance, but can be particularly challenging due to the high genomic similarity of the group. To this end, we have developed BTyper, a computational tool that employs a combination of (i) virulence gene-based typing, (ii) multi-locus sequence typing (MLST), (iii) panC clade typing, and (iv) rpoB allelic typing to rapidly classify B...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623494/the-effects-of-pesticides-on-morphology-viability-and-germination-of-blackberry-rubus-glaucus-benth-and-tree-tomato-solanum-betaceum-cav-pollen-grains
#4
Flavio Padilla, Norman Soria, Abrahan Oleas, Darwin Rueda, Bangeppagari Manjunatha, Rajesh R Kundapur, Naga Raju Maddela, Bugude Rajeswari
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of application of pesticides on morphology, viability, and germination of pollen grains of Blackberry (Rubus glaucus Benth.) and Tree tomato (Solanum betaceum Cav.). The study was performed at Patate, Tungurahua province, Ecuador and was divided into two phases. Phase one dedicated to the study of morphology, viability, and identification of nutrient solution for better germination of pollen grains and phase two for the analysis of the effect of conventional, organic, and biological pesticides on pollen grain germination and pollen tube length...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623231/cry6aa1-a-bacillus-thuringiensis-nematocidal-and-insecticidal-toxin-forms-pores-in-planar-lipid-bilayers-at-extremely-low-concentrations-and-without-the-need-of-proteolytic-processing
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Eva Fortea, Vincent Lemieux, Léna Potvin, Vimbai Chikwana, Samantha Griffin, Thimothy Hey, David McCaskill, Kenneth Narva, Sek Yee Tan, Xiaoping Xu, Vincent Vachon, Jean-Louis Schwartz
Cry6Aa1 is a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin active against nematodes and corn rootworm insects. Its 3-D molecular structure, which has been recently elucidated, is unique among those known for other Bt toxins. Typical three-domain Bt toxins permeabilise receptor-free planar lipid bilayers (PLBs) by forming pores at doses in the 1-50 μg/ml range. Solubilisation and proteolytic activation are necessary steps for PLB permeabilisation. In contrast to other Bt toxins, Cry6Aa1 formed pores in receptor-free bilayers at doses as low as 200 pg/ml in a wide range of pH (5...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621534/construction-of-an-immunized-rabbit-phage-display-library-for-selecting-high-activity-of-against-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1f-toxin-single-chain-antibodies
#6
Chongxin Xu, Cunzheng Zhang, Jianfeng Zhong, Hui Hu, Shimin Luo, Xiaoqin Liu, Xiao Zhang, Yuan Liu, Xianjin Liu
In the present study, a Cry1F-immunized rabbit phage display library (6.96×108) was constructed for selecting high activity of anti-Cry1F toxin single-chain antibody (scFv) by bio-panning. Total 16 positive monoclonal phage scFvs were obtained after 4 rounds panning which identified by enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA), PCR and DNA sequencing. The most positive phage scFv (named RF4) was expressed in E.coli.HB2151 and the purified soluble protein approximate 30 kDa with sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619635/production-and-characterization-of-polyhydroxyalkanoic-acid-from-bacillus-thuringiensis-using-different-carbon-substrates
#7
Olubusola A Odeniyi, Olakunle J Adeola
Polyhydroxyalkanoic acids (PHA) are biodegradable microbially synthesised polymers which can act as alternatives to conventional petrochemical based plastics. Bacterial isolates from soil and sewage samples were screened for the ability to accumulate PHA using Sudan Black B dye, and growth conditions of the best PHA accumulating bacterium was optimized. The PHA produced was characterized by FTIR spectroscopy. Eight PHA-producing bacteria were isolated and isolate SBC4 which had the highest percentage accumulation of 30% was genotypically identified as Bacillus thuringiensis and selected for further studies...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615866/virulence-assay-and-role-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-ts110-as-biocontrol-agent-against-the-larval-stages-of-rice-leaffolder-cnaphalocrocis-medinalis
#8
Tuhin Subhra Ghosh, Soumendranath Chatterjee, Syed Afrin Azmi, Abhijit Mazumdar, Tushar Kanti Dangar
The bacterial isolate Bacillus thuringiensis TS110 was isolated from the rice field soil of Burdwan district, West Bengal, India. Bioassay test of the bacteria TS110 against 3rd, 4th and 5th instar larvae of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis was carried out. Cut leaf assay, potted plant assay and field assay were done. During filed assay, it has been observed that the LC50 (×10(7)) values of TS110 against 3rd, 4th and 5th instar larvae of C. medinalis were 3.77, 5.29, 4.83 and 4.93, 4.42, 4.72 in dry and wet season, respectively...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608990/a-transgenic-strategy-for-controlling-plant-bugs-adelphocoris-suturalis-through-expression-of-double-stranded-rna-homologous-to-fatty-acyl-coenzyme-a-reductase-in-cotton
#9
Jing Luo, Sijia Liang, Jianying Li, Zhongping Xu, Lun Li, Bangqin Zhu, Zhe Li, Chaoliang Lei, Keith Lindsey, Lizhen Chen, Shuangxia Jin, Xianlong Zhang
Plant bugs (Miridae species), which are sap-sucking insects, have emerged as major pests of cotton in China. Most Miridae species are not sensitive to commercial Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton, resulting in significant economic losses and an increased application of insecticide, which eventually may compromise the future of Bt cotton. We demonstrate that FATTY ACYL-COA REDUCTASE (AsFAR) plays an essential role in the reproduction of the bug Adelphocoris suturalis. Down-regulation of AsFAR expression by injection of double-stranded RNA suppresses ovarian development and female fertility, resulting in females producing few viable offspring...
June 13, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608568/the-macrophage-activation-induced-by-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1ac-protoxin-involves-erk1-2-and-p38-pathways-and-the-interaction-with-cell-surface-hsp70
#10
Néstor Rubio-Infante, Damaris Ilhuicatzi-Alvarado, Marilu Torres-Martínez, Juan Pablo Reyes-Grajeda, Raúl Nava-Acosta, Edith González-González, Leticia Moreno-Fierros
Here, we aimed to further characterize the mechanisms involved in protoxin (p) Cry1Ac-induced macrophage activation. We demonstrated that pCry1Ac induces MAPK ERK1/2, p38 and JNK phosphorylation in RAW264.7 macrophages. Because MAPK activation is mainly triggered via ligand-receptor interactions, we focused on the identification of potential pCry1Ac-receptor proteins. Flow cytometry and confocal analysis showed specific saturable pCry1Ac-binding to the macrophage surface and evidenced its internalization via the clathrin-pathway...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601895/site-saturation-mutagenesis-library-construction-and-screening-for-specific-broad-spectrum-single-domain-antibodies-against-multiple-cry1-toxins
#11
Lingxia Jiao, Yuan Liu, Xiao Zhang, Beibei Liu, Cunzheng Zhang, Xianjin Liu
Potential ecological environmental and food safety risks of various Cry toxins of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) in transgenic food have received gradually increasing attention, which urged to establish an efficient and broad-spectrum detection technology for Cry toxins. Based on the single-domain antibody (sdAb) A8 against Bt Cry1Ab toxin screened from the humanized domain antibody library, the key amino acids of sdAb (A8) binding five kinds of Cry1 toxins were predicted using homology modeling and molecular docking technology, and the results showed that 105th asparagine, 106th arginine, 107th valine, and 114th arginine, respectively, located in heavy-chain complementarity-determining region 3 were common key amino acid sites...
June 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600590/do-multi-year-applications-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-subsp-israelensis-for-control-of-mosquito-larvae-affect-the-abundance-of-b-cereus-group-populations-in-riparian-wetland-soils
#12
Salome Schneider, Tania Tajrin, Jan O Lundström, Niels B Hendriksen, Petter Melin, Ingvar Sundh
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) is a soil-borne bacterium affiliated to the Bacillus cereus group (Bcg) and has been used in biocontrol products against nematoceran larvae for several decades. However, knowledge is limited on whether long-term Bti application can affect the structure of indigenous communities of Bcg and the overall abundance of Bti. Using species- and group-specific quantitative PCR assays, we measured the Bcg- and Bti-abundances in riparian wetlands in the River Dalälven floodplains of central Sweden...
June 10, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597156/molecular-characterization-of-indigenous-bacillus-thuringiensis-strains-isolated-from-kashmir-valley
#13
A L Reyaz, L Gunapriya, P Indra Arulselvi
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) being an eco-friendly bioinsecticide is effectively used in pest management strategies and, therefore, isolation and identification of new strains effective against a broad range of target pests is important. In the present study, new indigenous B. thuringiensis strains were isolated and investigated so that these could be used as an alternative and/or support the current commercial strains/cry proteins in use. For this, 159 samples including soil, leaf and spider webs were collected from ten districts of Kashmir valley (India)...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596570/an-alcaligenes-strain-emulates-bacillus-thuringiensis-producing-a-binary-protein-that-kills-corn-rootworm-through-a-mechanism-similar-to-cry34ab1-cry35ab1
#14
Nasser Yalpani, Dan Altier, Jennifer Barry, Adane Kassa, Timothy M Nowatzki, Amit Sethi, Jian-Zhou Zhao, Scott Diehn, Virginia Crane, Gary Sandahl, Rongjin Guan, Brad Poland, Claudia Perez Ortega, Mark E Nelson, Weiping Xie, Lu Liu, Gusui Wu
Crops expressing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)-derived insecticidal protein genes have been commercially available for over 15 years and are providing significant value to growers. However, there remains the need for alternative insecticidal actives due to emerging insect resistance to certain Bt proteins. A screen of bacterial strains led to the discovery of a two-component insecticidal protein named AfIP-1A/1B from an Alcaligenes faecalis strain. This protein shows selectivity against coleopteran insects including western corn rootworm (WCR)...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595928/histopathological-effects-of-cypermethrin-and-bacillus-thuringiensis-var-israelensis-on-midgut-of-chironomus-calligraphus-larvae-diptera-chironomidae
#15
Sabrina Lavarías, Florencia Arrighetti, Augusto Siri
Pesticides are extensively used for the control of agricultural pests and disease vectors, but they also affect non-target organisms. Cypermethrin (CYP) is a synthetic pyrethroid used worldwide. Otherwise, bioinsecticides like Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) have received great attention as an environmentally benign and desirable alternative. In order to evaluate the toxicity of those pesticides, Chironomus calligraphus was selected due to its high sensitivity to some toxicants. Third and fourth instars larvae were exposed to serial dilutions of CYP and Bti to determine LC50 values...
June 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593517/ginger-extract-as-green-biocide-to-control-microbial-corrosion-of-mild-steel
#16
Jayaraman Narenkumar, Punniyakotti Parthipan, Ayyakkannu Usha Raja Nanthini, Giovanni Benelli, Kadarkarai Murugan, Aruliah Rajasekar
In latest years, various techniques and chemicals have been used for the control of microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) of metals. The application of botanical-based biocides is one of the effective and practical techniques in the fight against MIC. In the present study, the role of aqueous extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale) (GIE) as green biocide to control MIC of mild steel 1010 (MS) in a cooling water system was investigated. Biocorrosion behavior of Bacillus thuringiensis EN2 on MS and its control by GIE was analyzed by electrochemical measurements...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587840/control-of-biting-lice-mallophaga-a-review
#17
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Giovanni Benelli, Alice Caselli, Graziano Di Di Giuseppe, Angelo Canale
The chewing lice (Mallophaga) are common parasites of different animals. Most of them infest terrestrial and marine birds, including pigeons, doves, swans, cormorants and penguins. Mallophaga have not been found on marine mammals but only on terrestrial ones, including livestock and pets. Their bites damage cattle, sheep, goats, horses and poultry, causing itch and scratch and arousing phthiriasis and dermatitis. Notably, Mallophaga can vector important parasites, such as the filarial heartworm Sarconema eurycerca...
June 3, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587836/functional-characterization-of-aedes-aegypti-alkaline-phosphatase-alp1-involved-in-the-toxicity-of-cry-toxins-from-bacillus-thuringiensis-subsp-israelensis-and-jegathesan
#18
Jianwu Chen, Karly Aimanova, Sarjeet S Gill
Presently three major groups of proteins from Aedes aegypti, cadherin, alkaline phosphatases (ALP) and aminopeptidases N (APN), have been identified as Cry11Aa toxin receptors. To further characterize their role on toxicity, transgenic mosquitoes with silenced Aedes cadherin expression were previously generated and the role of cadherin in mediating the toxicity of four different mosquitocidal toxins (Cry11Aa, Cry11Ba, Cry4Aa and Cry4Ba) was demonstrated. Here, we investigated the role of another reported Cry11Aa receptor, ALP1...
June 3, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586277/pilot-scale-biopesticide-production-by-bacillus-thuringiensis-subsp-kurstaki-using-starch-industry-wastewater-as-raw-material
#19
Adama Ndao, Balasubramanian Sellamuthu, Jean R Gnepe, Rajeshwar D Tyagi, Jose R Valero
Pilot-scale Bacillus thuringiensis based biopesticide production (2000 L bioreactor) was conducted using starch industry wastewater (SIW) as a raw material using optimized operational parameters obtained in 15 L and 150 L fermenters. In pilot scale fermentation process the oxygen transfer rate is a major limiting factor for high product yield. Thus, the volumetric mass transfer coefficient (KLa) remains a tool to determine the oxygen transfer capacity [oxygen utilization rate (OUR) and oxygen transfer rate (OTR)] to obtain better bacterial growth rate and entomotoxicity in new bioreactor process optimization and scale-up...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578760/-bacillus-thuringiensis-new-applications-for-an-old-acquaintance
#20
Diego H Sauka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
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