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Query: NC_005957:2196000:2212124 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar konkukian str. 97-27, complete

Start: 2212124, End: 2212381, Length: 258

Host Lineage: Bacillus thuringiensis; Bacillus; Bacillaceae; Bacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: This organism was isolated from a case of severe human tissue necrosis which is unusual since human infections by this organism are rare. Produces insect toxinT his organism, also known as BT, is famous for the production of an insecticidal toxin. The bacterium was initially discovered as a pathogen of various insects and was first used as an insecticidal agent in the early part of this century. This organism, like many other Bacilli, is found in the soil, where it leads a saprophytic existence, but becomes an opportunistic pathogen of insects when ingested. The specific activity of the toxin towards insects and its lack of toxicity to animals has made this organism a useful biocontrol agent. The delta-endotoxin, which is produced during the sporulation part of the life cycle, causes midgut paralysis and disruption of feeding by the infected insect host. The delta-endotoxin, which is produced during the sporulation part of the life cycle, causes midgut paralysis and disruption of feeding by the infected insect host. The delta-endotoxin, which is produced during the sporulation part of the life cycle, causes midgut paralysis and disruption of feeding by the infected insect host. The presence of a parasporal crystal, which is outside the exosporium of the endospore, is indicative of production of the toxin, and serves as a marker for this species.Activation of the toxin typically requires a high pH environment such as the alkaline environments in insect midguts followed by proteolysis. Various toxin genes specific for a variety of insects have been studied, and many are now being used in genetically modified plants which have been engineered to produce the toxin themselves, eliminating the need to produce sufficient amounts of B. thuringiensis spores.




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SubjectStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionCDS descriptionE-valueBit score
NC_012659:2175867:219249321924932192750258Bacillus anthracis str. A0248, complete genomehypothetical protein7e-1889.4
NC_003997:2175843:219246921924692192726258Bacillus anthracis str. Ames, complete genomehypothetical protein7e-1889.4
NC_007530:2175967:219259321925932192850258Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomehypothetical protein7e-1889.4
NC_014335:2151404:216876021687602169017258Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis str. CI chromosome, completehypothetical protein7e-1889.4
NC_005945:2175871:219257521925752192832258Bacillus anthracis str. Sterne, complete genomehypothetical protein7e-1889.4
NC_011773:2239753:225642322564232256680258Bacillus cereus AH820 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein7e-1889.4
NC_014171:2177353:219504321950432195300258Bacillus thuringiensis BMB171 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-1788.2
NC_011725:2206000:222289922228992223156258Bacillus cereus B4264 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-1788.2
NC_011772:2166000:218246621824662182723258Bacillus cereus G9842, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-1788.2
NC_012472:2240000:225623022562302256487258Bacillus cereus 03BB102, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-1685.1
NC_011658:2275864:229195422919542292211258Bacillus cereus AH187 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-1684