The entire 127,923-bp sequence of the toxin-encoding plasmid pBtoxis from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis is presented and analyzed. In addition to the four known Cry and two known Cyt toxins, a third Cyt-type sequence was found with an additional C-terminal domain previously unseen in such proteins. Many plasmid-encoded genes could be involved in several functions other than toxin production. The most striking of these are several genes potentially affecting host sporulation and germination and a set of genes for the production and export of a peptide antibiotic.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology