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Query: NC_005957:5037499:5049444 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar konkukian str. 97-27, complete

Start: 5049444, End: 5049698, Length: 255

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_011969:4993386:502255150225515022805255Bacillus cereus Q1 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein8e-30129
NC_003997:5032969:504461850446185044872255Bacillus anthracis str. Ames, complete genomehypothetical protein8e-30129
NC_003909:4996783:502331050233105023564255Bacillus cereus ATCC 10987, complete genomehypothetical protein8e-30129
NC_004722:5194000:522304352230435223297255Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, complete genomehypothetical protein8e-30129
NC_007530:5033095:504474450447445044998255Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomehypothetical protein8e-30129
NC_011725:5201995:523102152310215231245225Bacillus cereus B4264 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-23107
NC_011773:5091609:510442851044285104652225Bacillus cereus AH820 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-23107
NC_012659:5031827:504464450446445044868225Bacillus anthracis str. A0248, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-23107
NC_016779:5009320:503810950381095038333225Bacillus cereus F837/76 chromosome, complete genomeATP synthase protein I3e-23107
NC_017200:5149528:516247751624775162701225Bacillus thuringiensis serovar finitimus YBT-020 chromosome,hypothetical protein3e-23107
NC_011772:5158680:518498451849845185208225Bacillus cereus G9842, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-23107