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Ultra-violet-resistant mutants of Bacillus thuringiensis

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Abstract

One of the main disadvantages of using Bacillus thuringiensis as an insecticide is that the spore and crystal preparations applied to foliage are readily washed away by rain and are inactivated by sunlight. Spores from some strains of B. thuringiensis have been shown to be highly sensitive to u.v. light. This study has demonstrated how mutants with increased resistance to u.v., isolated by successive rounds of u.v. irradiation, and additionally with increased specific pathogenicity can be isolated. These techniques should be applied to strains that are frequently used in the industrial production of B.thuringiensis toxin. (author).
Authors:
Jones, D R; Karunakaran, V; [1]  Burges, H D; [2]  Hacking, A J [3] 
  1. Polytechnic of Central London (UK). Faculty of Engineering and Science, School of Biological and Health Sciences
  2. Institute of Horticultural Research, Littlehampton (UK)
  3. Reading Univ. (UK). Dextra Labs.Ltd.
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1991
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-22-089417; EDB-91-155181
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Bacteriology; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 70:6
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BACILLUS; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; PEST CONTROL; MUTANTS; RADIOSENSITIVITY; BACTERIA; CONTROL; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; MICROORGANISMS; RADIATIONS; 560130* - Radiation Effects on Microorganisms
OSTI ID:
5137666
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8847; CODEN: JABAA
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
Pages: 460-463
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Citation Formats

Jones, D R, Karunakaran, V, Burges, H D, and Hacking, A J. Ultra-violet-resistant mutants of Bacillus thuringiensis. United Kingdom: N. p., 1991. Web.
Jones, D R, Karunakaran, V, Burges, H D, & Hacking, A J. Ultra-violet-resistant mutants of Bacillus thuringiensis. United Kingdom.
Jones, D R, Karunakaran, V, Burges, H D, and Hacking, A J. 1991. "Ultra-violet-resistant mutants of Bacillus thuringiensis." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_5137666,
title = {Ultra-violet-resistant mutants of Bacillus thuringiensis}
author = {Jones, D R, Karunakaran, V, Burges, H D, and Hacking, A J}
abstractNote = {One of the main disadvantages of using Bacillus thuringiensis as an insecticide is that the spore and crystal preparations applied to foliage are readily washed away by rain and are inactivated by sunlight. Spores from some strains of B. thuringiensis have been shown to be highly sensitive to u.v. light. This study has demonstrated how mutants with increased resistance to u.v., isolated by successive rounds of u.v. irradiation, and additionally with increased specific pathogenicity can be isolated. These techniques should be applied to strains that are frequently used in the industrial production of B.thuringiensis toxin. (author).}
journal = {Journal of Applied Bacteriology; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {70:6}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1991}
month = {Jun}
}