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Query: NC_005957:5091150:5106904 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar konkukian str. 97-27, complete

Start: 5106904, End: 5107218, Length: 315

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_016779:5079460:509517850951785095492315Bacillus cereus F837/76 chromosome, complete genomeECF-type sigma factor negative effector2e-53207
NC_011773:5144990:516122351612235161537315Bacillus cereus AH820 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-53207
NC_012472:5126186:514189451418945142208315Bacillus cereus 03BB102, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-53207
NC_014335:5038601:505459850545985054912315Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis str. CI chromosome, completehypothetical protein2e-53207
NC_012581:5085915:510117451011745101488315Bacillus anthracis str. CDC 684 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-52203
NC_006274:5155395:517135651713565171670315Bacillus cereus E33L, complete genomegroup-specific protein8e-44175
NC_011969:5063283:507917850791785079492315Bacillus cereus Q1 chromosome, complete genomegroup-specific protein3e-43173
NC_017208:5339331:535579353557935356107315Bacillus thuringiensis serovar chinensis CT-43 chromosome, completeECF-type sigma factor negative effector7e-43172
NC_011772:5222917:524246952424695242783315Bacillus cereus G9842, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-41166