Medical Definition of Bacillus thuringiensis

1. Soil living bacterium that produces an endotoxin that is deadly to insects. Many strains exist, each with great specificity as to target Orders of insects. In general, the mode of action involves solubilisation at the high pH within the target insect's gut, followed by proteolytic cleavage, the activated peptides form pores in the gut cell apical plasma membranes, causing lysis of the cells. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacillus Thuringiensis

Bachman test
Bachmann's bundle
Baci
Bacillariophyceae
Bacille Calmette-Guerin
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
Bacillus anthracis toxin
Bacillus brevis
Bacillus globigii
Bacillus haemolyticus
Bacillus histolyticus
Bacillus piliformis
Bacillus polymyxa
Bacillus pumilus ribonuclease
Bacillus sphaericus
Bacillus thuringiensis (current term)
Backus-Naur form
Backus-Naur forms
Backus normal form
Bacon
Bacon's anoscope
Baconian
Baconians
Bacteroides capillosus
Bacteroides corrodens
Bacteroides furcosus
Bacteroides nodosus

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