Cry78Aa, a novel Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal protein with activity against Laodelphax striatellus and Nilaparvata lugens

Wang, Yinglong, Liu, Yonglei, Zhang, Jie, Crickmore, Neil, Song, Fuping, Gao, Jiguo and Shu, Changlong (2018) Cry78Aa, a novel Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal protein with activity against Laodelphax striatellus and Nilaparvata lugens. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 158. pp. 1-5. ISSN 1096-0805

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Abstract

Transgenic plants expressing insecticidal proteins originating from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have successfully been used to control lepidopteran and coleopteran pests with chewing mouthparts. However, only a handful of Bt proteins have been identified that have bioactivity against sap sucking pests (Hemiptera), including aphids, whiteflies, plant bugs and planthoppers. A novel Bt insecticidal protein with significant toxicity against a hemipteran insect pest is described here. The gene encoding the 359 amino acid, 40.7 kDa protein was cloned from strain C9F1. After expression and purification of the toxin, its median lethal concentration (LC) values against Laodelphax striatellus and Nilaparvata lugens were determined as 6.89 μg/mL and 15.78 μg/mL respectively. Analysis of the toxin sequence revealed the presence of both Toxin_10 and Ricin_B_Lectin domains.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biochemistry
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR0075 Bacteria
Depositing User: Neil Crickmore
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77461

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