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Query: NC_017200:4191963:4193448 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar finitimus YBT-020 chromosome,

Start: 4193448, End: 4193663, Length: 216

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

General Information: 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.




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SubjectStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionCDS descriptionE-valueBit score
NC_011969:4065460:406908840690884069303216Bacillus cereus Q1 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein5e-35146
NC_011658:4171237:417372841737284173943216Bacillus cereus AH187 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein5e-35146
NC_007530:4176462:418295341829534183168216Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomehypothetical protein5e-35146
NC_014335:4113154:411463941146394114854216Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis str. CI chromosome, completehypothetical protein5e-35146
NC_005957:4169610:417210141721014172316216Bacillus thuringiensis serovar konkukian str. 97-27, completehypothetical protein5e-35146
NC_010184:4219257:421925742192574219553297Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-31135