PCR analysis of cry7 genes in Bacillus thuringiensis by the five conserved blocks of toxins

Eitan Ben-Dov, Robert Manasherob, Arieh Zaritsky, Ze'ev Barak, Yoel Margalith

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An alternative PCR analysis to screen for cry7 genes is proposed, based on the five conserved blocks of amino acids of Bacillus thuringiensis toxins and their encoding DNA sequences. A complete set of five primers was constructed, four direct and one reverse, yielding four specific amplicons. Modified profiles can identify new cry genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001


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