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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Biocontrol agents such as Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) and Bacillus sphaericus (Bs) are proven to be effective for larval control, and are safe to the environment, due to the quick knockdown of pests, no cross-resistance with traditionally used pesticides, and favorable toxicological profile.
Bacillus sphaericus MTCC 3672 had shown higher enzyme activity at 30[degrees]C4.
kurstakii (FDP-41, BAB-410), 1 strain of Bacillus subtilis (EK-7), 1 strain of Pseudomonas chlororaphis (NEM-28) and 1 strain of Bacillus sphaericus GC sub-group D (FD-49) and additionally 1 Beauveria bassiana (ET 10) fungus isolate were examined for their insecticidal activities in this study.
Effect of some environmental factors on the efficacy of Bacillus sphaericus 2362 and Bacillus thuringiensis H-14 against mosquitoes.
(2010) [26] reported citrus pectin as the best carbon source for pectinase production by Bacillus sphaericus. However, some researchers reported the maximum pectinase production from Bacillus subtilis ADI1 using rice brain as carbon source [24].
Lacey, "Bacillus thuringiensis serovariety Israelensis and bacillus sphaericus for mosquito control," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, vol.
Pandey, Production and characterization of poly-3- hydroxybutyrate from crude glycerol by Bacillus sphaericus NII 0838 and improving its thermal properties by blending with other polymers.
The strongest growth stems from products demonstrating a favorable environmental profile, such as those based on Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, Bacillus sphaericus and spinosad.
Bacterial strains such as Bacillus pasteurii, Escherichia coli, Bacillus sphaericus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus etc., are commonly used for research works.