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Query: NC_005957:4883306:4895188 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar konkukian str. 97-27, complete

Start: 4895188, End: 4895619, Length: 432

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_011773:4940921:495176149517614952192432Bacillus cereus AH820 chromosome, complete genomeputative lipoprotein2e-71267
NC_007530:4877500:489097748909774891408432Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomelipoprotein, putative6e-71265
NC_003997:4876415:489085148908514891282432Bacillus anthracis str. Ames, complete genomelipoprotein, putative6e-71265
NC_005945:4877752:489218848921884892619432Bacillus anthracis str. Sterne, complete genomelipoprotein, putative6e-71265
NC_017200:4995075:500695650069565007387432Bacillus thuringiensis serovar finitimus YBT-020 chromosome,hypothetical protein8e-63238
NC_012659:4877410:489087748908774891260384Bacillus anthracis str. A0248, complete genomeputative lipoprotein1e-61234
NC_012581:4882525:489330048933004893683384Bacillus anthracis str. CDC 684 chromosome, complete genomeputative lipoprotein1e-61234
NC_010184:4909183:492319249231924923623432Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-60231
NC_017208:5124333:513720051372005137631432Bacillus thuringiensis serovar chinensis CT-43 chromosome, completehypothetical protein2e-58224
NC_004722:5057825:506867950686795069110432Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-58223
NC_011725:5075285:508614150861415086572432Bacillus cereus B4264 chromosome, complete genomelipoprotein5e-57219
NC_011772:5021404:503426950342695034544276Bacillus cereus G9842, complete genomeputative lipoprotein1e-34144
NC_016779:4864056:487382748738274874000174Bacillus cereus F837/76 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-22103
NC_012472:4908245:491908849190884919261174Bacillus cereus 03BB102, complete genomeputative lipoprotein3e-22103