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Query: NC_008600:2353696 Bacillus thuringiensis str. Al Hakam, complete genome

Start: 2353696, End: 2376193, Length: 22498

Host Lineage: Bacillus thuringiensis; Bacillus; Bacillaceae; Bacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: Produces insect toxin. This 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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Subject IslandStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionE-valueBit scoreVisual BLASTNVisual BLASTP
NC_014335:2274774*2274774230210327330Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis str. CI chromosome, complete05612BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_010184:3757000*3757000377698619987Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4, complete genome3e-52214BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_008598:21978219784828726310Bacillus thuringiensis str. Al Hakam plasmid pALH1, complete2e-22115BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_004722:1804788*1804788185511050323Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, complete genome3e-18101BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_002745:14325851432585147535342769Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus N315, complete genome3e-1591.7BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_002758:15089961508996155209943104Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Mu50, complete genome3e-1591.7BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_009782:15103961510396155316542770Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Mu3, complete genome3e-1591.7BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_007530:46799346799349066022668Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genome2e-1385.7BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_005945:467427*46742749070323277Bacillus anthracis str. Sterne, complete genome2e-1385.7BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_003997:46799346799349066022668Bacillus anthracis str. Ames, complete genome2e-1385.7BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_013893:2373730*2373730239918425455Staphylococcus lugdunensis HKU09-01 chromosome, complete genome1e-1179.8BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_010184:36318913631891365447522585Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4, complete genome7e-1073.8BLASTN svgBLASTP svg