Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2013) 79, 3860-3863

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Jinshui Zheng, Donghai Peng, Xiaoling Song, Lifang Ruan, Jacques Mahillon and Ming Sun (2013)
Differentiation of Bacillus anthracis, B. cereus, and B. thuringiensis on the basis of the csaB gene reflects host source
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79 (12), 3860-3863
Abstract: csaB gene analysis clustered 198 strains of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, and Bacillus thuringiensis into two groups related to mammalian and insect hosts, respectively. Mammal-related group I strains also have more S-layer homology (SLH) protein genes than group II strains. This indicates that csaB-based differentiation reflects selective pressure from animal hosts.
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Database assignments for author(s): Ming Sun

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
identification/taxonomy
molecular biology - genes


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Bacillus thuringiensis (entomopathogen)