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Query: NC_017208:694500:710466 Bacillus thuringiensis serovar chinensis CT-43 chromosome, complete

Start: 710466, End: 710621, Length: 156

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_004722:1804788:183042718304271830573147Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, complete genomePhage protein2e-1064.3
NC_017208:1831918:186184218618421861988147Bacillus thuringiensis serovar chinensis CT-43 chromosome, completePhage protein3e-1063.9
NC_012659:3416000:343524234352423435388147Bacillus anthracis str. A0248, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-0753.5
NC_003909:3432073:345901034590103459156147Bacillus cereus ATCC 10987, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-0753.5
NC_014335:3408081:343258134325813432727147Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis str. CI chromosome, completehypothetical protein3e-0753.5
NC_003997:3414441:343521534352153435361147Bacillus anthracis str. Ames, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-0753.5
NC_007530:3414568:343534234353423435488147Bacillus anthracis str. 'Ames Ancestor', complete genomehypothetical protein3e-0753.5