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Query: NC_017200:4191963:4208420 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar finitimus YBT-020 chromosome,

Start: 4208420, End: 4208548, Length: 129

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_011658:4171237:418842241884224188550129Bacillus cereus AH187 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-1683.6
NC_011772:4321117:433567243356724335800129Bacillus cereus G9842, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-1683.6
NC_007530:4176462:419764341976434197771129Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomehypothetical protein3e-1683.6
NC_011969:4065460:408378240837824083910129Bacillus cereus Q1 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-1582
NC_010184:4219257:423409442340944234222129Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-1582