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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology