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Query: NC_005957:4472800:4474581 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar konkukian str. 97-27, complete

Start: 4474581, End: 4474985, Length: 405

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_011773:4541306:454308745430874543491405Bacillus cereus AH820 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein8e-72268
NC_012659:4474000:448048144804814480885405Bacillus anthracis str. A0248, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-70264
NC_012581:4478036:448197844819784482382405Bacillus anthracis str. CDC 684 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-70264
NC_003997:4473973:448045444804544480858405Bacillus anthracis str. Ames, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-70264
NC_007530:4474000:448058144805814480985405Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomehypothetical protein1e-70264
NC_005945:4473790:448114344811434481547405Bacillus anthracis str. Sterne, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-70264
NC_017200:4484399:448971844897184490122405Bacillus thuringiensis serovar finitimus YBT-020 chromosome,hypothetical protein7e-68255
NC_011969:4396000:440252044025204402924405Bacillus cereus Q1 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein5e-65245
NC_010184:4497473:450281145028114503215405Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4, complete genomehypothetical protein9e-65244
NC_004722:4614442:461839246183924618796405Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, complete genomehypothetical protein4e-64242
NC_017208:4662500:466251346625134662917405Bacillus thuringiensis serovar chinensis CT-43 chromosome, completehypothetical protein9e-64241
NC_011725:4636521:464276046427604643164405Bacillus cereus B4264 chromosome, complete genomegroup-specific protein1e-63241
NC_011772:4606000:460729846072984607702405Bacillus cereus G9842, complete genomegroup-specific protein2e-62237