Bacillus sphaericus


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Bacillus sphaericus

[bə‚sil·əs ′sfī·ri·kəs]
(microbiology)
An aerobic, spore-producing bacterium that forms a protein complex during sporulation that is toxic to the larvae of certain mosquitoes but is apparently harmless to all other forms of life.
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Biologic control has been investigated with Bacillus sphaericus and thuringiensis in larval breeding pools.
Cano and Borucki revived the spores in a nutrient solution and grew colonies of bacteria, which they identified as Bacillus sphaericus, a species that exists symbiotically in some bees.
Bacillus sphaericus attacks mosquito larvae from the first to third instars, damaging the gut of the larvae.
Purification and characterization of alkaline cellulase produced by a novel isolate, Bacillus sphaericus JS1.
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Effects of Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus thuringensis Var isrealiensis on the ultrastructural changes in the midgut of Culex quinquefasciatus.
Bacillus sphaericus (Bs) can kill Culex larvae in polluted water, and may have some recycling potential, whereas Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is not effective in such habitats.
In this study we attempted the production, purification and characterization of fibrinolytic enzyme from Bacillus sphaericus.
One naturally occurring bacteria used as a larvicide is Bacillus sphaericus, which attacks mosquito larvae from the first to third instars.
All the isolated compounds were active against Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus sphaericus, and Staphylococcus aureus amongst Gram +ve bacteria, and Klebsiella aerogenes and Chromobacterium violaceum among Gram -ve bacterial strains.
Part of the funds will be used for supply of Larvicide to control granulated bacillus Sphaericus.
Pseudotumour of the lung caused by infection with Bacillus sphaericus.