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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6568

Title: Mosquitocidal toxins of spore forming bacteria: recent advancement
Authors: Subbiah, Poopathi
Tyagi, Brij. K.
Keywords: Bacillus sphaericus, B. thuringiensisserovar. israelensis, mode of action, binding assays, resistance, management, cost-effective culture media.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2004
Publisher: Academic Journals
Citation: African Journal of Biotechnology (ISSN: 1684-5315) Vol 3 Num 12
Abstract: Mosquito borne diseases form a major component of vector borne diseases from all over the world. Several control strategies have been adopted to control diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The discovery of highly potential bacteriocides like Bacillus sphaericus (Bs) and Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) have revolutionized over conventional insecticides in mosquito control programs. The potential genes in Bs for mosquitocidal actions have been cloned and expressed recently. Some mosquito species (Culex pipiens pipiens , C. quinquefasciatus) which had been susceptible to Bs toxin in the field have developed resistance to Bs. But, this was not possible to Bti. The molecular mode of action and mechanism of resistance involved in developing resistance in vector species have been recently explored. The current review paper explores the novelty of these mosquito pathogenic bacteria for the control of disease transmitting mosquitoes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6568
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=jb04127
Rights: Copyright 2004 - Academic Journals
Appears in Collections:Bioline International Legacy Collection

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