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Review of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk) for use in forest pest management programs of Ontario - with special emphasis on the aquatic environment

by Gordon A. Surgeoner

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Published by Dept. of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biological pest control agents.,
  • Bacillus (Bacteria) -- Biotechnology.,
  • Bacillus thuringiensis.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby G.A. Surgeoner and M.J. Farkas.
    ContributionsFarkas, Martha Judit, 1959-, Ontario. Aquatic Criteria Development Committee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQR82.B3 S87 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination85 p.
    Number of Pages85
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23330145M

    Abstract. The Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (B.t.i.) parasporal body is a gut poison, and the midgut epithelium of affected larvae is considered to be its initial site of action (de Barjac ).In B.t.i. -treated mosquito larvae, midgut epithelial cells swell and burst, causing severe damage to the gut wall (de Barjac ; Charles and de Barjac ; Lahkim-Tsror et al. ).   Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is commonly used by governments or non-governmental organizations to control mosquitoes on a large scale. For example, the World Health Organization switched to using Bti to kill mosquitoes as part of its anti-malaria campaign rather than use chemical pesticides.

    The challenge of bacillus thuringiensis. Historiacal overview: from discovery until s. The s: a decade of change. The future challenge. Diversity of bacillus thuringiensis toxins and genes. Diversity of B. thuringiensis strains and toxins. Localization and molecular organization of the toxin genes. The crystal protein genes and products. Strains of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) are known to produce crystalline proteins (δ-endotoxins) concomitantly with sporulation during their stationary phase of growth, which are demonstrated as lethal to lepidopeterous, coleopeterous and dipterous insects in addition to mites, nematodes, protozoa and flukes. Upon ingestion, the δ-nascent endotoxin is an inactive protoxin complex of (Cry.

    Get this from a library! Review of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk) for use in forest pest management programs of Ontario - with special emphasis on the aquatic environment. [Gordon A Surgeoner; Martha Judit Farkas; Ontario. Aquatic Criteria Development Committee.]. B. thuringiensis var. kurstaki KT0(pHTEm R) harbors the 75 kb pHTEm R plasmid, which bears an erythromycin resistance marker and the cry1Ac gene encoding active toxin. Soil. For all experiments, samples of a clay soil were collected from a site (Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil) with no .


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Review of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk) for use in forest pest management programs of Ontario - with special emphasis on the aquatic environment by Gordon A. Surgeoner Download PDF EPUB FB2

Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai is used for the wax moth larvae in honeycombs and Bacillus thuringiensis san diego is used for the Colorado potato beetle. BeetleGONE, a commercial product containing Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae (Btg) claims to be effective against both the larvae and adult Japanese beetle.

I see a number of comments on social media about the use of Bt for pest. Review of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk) for use in forest pest management programs in Ontario - with special emphasis on the aquatic environment by Surgeoner, Gordon A; Farkas, Martha Judit, ; Ontario.

Aquatic Criteria Development CommitteePages: of 87 results for "bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki" Monterey LG Bacillus Thuringiensis (B.t.) Worm & Caterpillar Killer Insecticide/Pesticide Treatment Concentrate, 32 oz out of 5 stars 1, Bacillus thuringiensis serotype kurstaki (Btk) is a group of bacteria used as biological control agents againstalong with other B.

thuringiensis products, is one of the most widely used biological pesticides due to its high specificity; it is effective against lepidopterans, and it has little to no effect on nontarget species. During sporulation, Btk produces a crystal Class: Bacilli. Nakai, L.A.

Lacey, in Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests, Bacillus thuringiensis. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is known to be one of the most effective agents to control lepidopterans and dipteran tea pests (Hazarika et al.,).Efficacy of various commercialized Bt agents against H.

magnanima, A. honmai, and A. theae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) was reported by. Review of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk) for use in forest pest management programs of Ontario - with special emphasis on the aquatic environment / By. Surgeoner, Gordon A. Farkas, Martha Judit, Ontario.

Aquatic Criteria Development Committee. Type. Book Material. Published material. Bacillus thuringiensis produces insecticidal proteins (Cry protoxins) during the sporulation phase as parasporal crystals.

During intoxication, the Cry protoxins must change from insoluble crystals into membrane-inserted toxins which form ionic pores. The structural changes of Cry toxins during oligomerization and insertion into the membrane are still unknown. This original strain is now designated Bacillus thurinqiensis var.

thuringiensis. The isolate Bacillus thurinqiensis var. kurstaki was first isolated in France by Kurstak in but the strain used for commercial North American production was isolated by Dulmage in from a laboratory colony of diseased pink bollworm larvae in the U.S.

Monterey LG Bacillus Thuringiensis (B.t.) Worm & Caterpillar Killer Insecticide/Pesticide Treatment Concentrate, 16 oz out of 5 stars $ $ Bacillus thuringiensis was first registered as a pesticide in the U.S.

in EPA issued a Registration Standard for Bacillus thuringiensis in December, (#/RS). An associated Data Call-In (DCI) required additional product analysis, toxicology, and nontarget organism data.

Currently, approximately Bacillus thuringiensis. SUMMARY The crystal proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis have been extensively studied because of their pesticidal properties and their high natural levels of production.

The increasingly rapid characterization of new crystal protein genes, triggered by an effort to discover proteins with new pesticidal properties, has resulted in a variety of sequences and activities that no longer fit the. Commonly Asked Questions About Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var.

kurstaki) Jodie A. Ellis, Exotic Insects Education Coordinator Department of Entomology, Purdue University What is Bacillus thuringiensis. Bacillus thuringiensis is a rod-shaped bacterium that occurs naturally on dead or decaying matter in soil. In the present work, we evaluated the insecticidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) strains on Euprosterna elaeasa as an alternative for the organophosphate insecticide use in oil palm plantations in the Americas.

The toxic effects of four Bt-strains (HD-1 var. kurstaki, SA var. kurstaki, ABTS var. aizawai, and GC var. aizawai) were evaluated against E. elaeasa caterpillars. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a soil bacterium that forms spores during the stationary phase of its growth cycle.

The spores contain crystals, predominantly comprising one or more Cry and/or Cyt proteins (also known as δ‐endotoxins) that have potent and specific insecticidal activity. István Ujváry, in Hayes' Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology (Third Edition), (a) Introduction. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is an aerobic, sporeforming, Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium distributed widely in the natural environment from the Arctic to the Tropics (Martin and Travers, ).The entomopathogenic and insecticidal action (“sotto” disease) of the bacterium was first noted.

Krieg A, Huger A, Lagenbruch G, Schnetter W () Bacillus thuringiensis var. tenebrionis: a new pathotypes effective against larvae of Coleoptera. Z Angew Entomol –   The efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis (var. kurstaki) (Btk) against the diamondback moth (DBM) on cabbage was studied at Botswana College of Agriculture, Gaborone, five concentrations of Btk: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 g/L, bioassays were conducted against DBM eggs and second instar larvae at 30°C ± 5° treatment was replicated three times.

1 Introduction. The entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis was first isolated by the Japanese scientist S. Ishiwata, infrom silkworm larvae exhibiting the sotto years later, E. Berliner formally described the species from an isolate originating from Anagasta kuehniella, collected in the German region of Thuringia, which gave the name to the species.

Agrinova Xentari® Raupenfrei Box Tree Caterpillar Treatment | Bacillus Thuringiensis | Biological Insecticide Spray Mix (25g) out of 5 stars 93 £ £ 45 (£/kg). Can Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) affect birds, fish, or other wildlife. Bt is practically non-toxic and non-pathogenic to birds, fish, and shrimp.

Water fleas exposed to the kurstaki and israelensis strains showed moderate toxicity. The aizawai strains are highly toxic to water fleas. Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Btk) is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium native to the soil in a wide range of regions globally.

A subspecies of Bacillus thuringiensis, Btk controls order includes gypsy moths, cabbage loopers, tomato hornworms and grape leaf skeletonizers.

One of the many advantages to using Btk is that it does not pose a threat to other animals or.Biopesticides such as Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki and baculoviruses can be made effective for some pests, although commercial availability, cost, efficacy and the evolution of resistance can.Bacillus thuringiensis var.

kurstaki (B.t.-k) is a microbial pesticide which has been widely used for over 30 years. Its safety for a human population living in sprayed areas has never been tested. Surveillance for human infections caused by B.t.-k among.