A high homology exists in N-terminal amino acid sequences of δ-endotoxins between lepidoptera-specific and Coleoptera-specific Bacillus thuringiensis strains

N. Wasano, H. Saitoh, M. Ohba

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    Abstract

    The 130 kDa parasporal inclusion proteins of the Lepidoptera-specific Bacillus thuringiensis reference strains for four H serovars were examined for sequences of 14 N-terminal amino acids. The four sequences fell into a single category, MNRNNQNEYEVIDA, and were dissimilar to any of the established sequences for Lepidoptera- and/or Diptera-killing crystal proteins. They were highly related to the reported sequence of the 130 kDa protein of the strain Buibui (serovar japonensis), which is specific for scarabaeid coleopterans.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)438-440
    Number of pages3
    JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
    Volume24
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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