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Query: NC_005957:4472800:4483803 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar konkukian str. 97-27, complete

Start: 4483803, End: 4484147, Length: 345

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_014335:4414052:442279344227934423137345Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis str. CI chromosome, completehypothetical protein2e-59227
NC_017200:4484399:449911744991174499461345Bacillus thuringiensis serovar finitimus YBT-020 chromosome,hypothetical protein4e-59226
NC_011773:4541306:455215045521504552494345Bacillus cereus AH820 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-58224
NC_007530:4474000:448872844887284489072345Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomehypothetical protein1e-58224
NC_005945:4473790:448929044892904489634345Bacillus anthracis str. Sterne, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-58224
NC_003997:4473973:448860144886014488945345Bacillus anthracis str. Ames, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-58224
NC_012581:4478036:449015244901524490496345Bacillus anthracis str. CDC 684 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-58224
NC_012659:4474000:448862844886284488972345Bacillus anthracis str. A0248, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-58224
NC_010184:4497473:451360845136084513952345Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-55213
NC_011725:4636521:465243046524304652774345Bacillus cereus B4264 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-54211
NC_011969:4396000:441123044112304411574345Bacillus cereus Q1 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-54210
NC_004722:4614442:462815346281534628497345Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-53208
NC_011772:4606000:461832246183224618666345Bacillus cereus G9842, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-53207
NC_017208:4662500:467335246733524673696345Bacillus thuringiensis serovar chinensis CT-43 chromosome, completehypothetical protein8e-53205