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Bacillus thuringiensis

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BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS

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How to use Bt (Bacillus Thuringiensis)

Bacillus thuringiensis is a Gram-positive, soil-dwelling bacterium, commonly used as a biological pesticide. B. thuringiensis also occurs naturally in the gut of caterpillars of various types of moths and butterflies, as well on leaf surfaces, aquatic environments, animal feces, insect-rich environments, and flour mills and grain-storage facilities. It has also been observed to parasitize other moths such as Cadra calidella—in laboratory experiments working with C. calidella, many of the moths were diseased due to this parasite.
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    • Taxonomy and discovery 

    • Mechanism of insecticidal action 

    • Use of spores and proteins in pest control 

    • Use of Bt genes in genetic engineering of plants for pest control 

    • Beta-exotoxins