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An isolate of Bacillus circulans toxic to mosquito larvae.
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PMID:  11998934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new strain of Bacillus circulans isolated from a larva of Culex quinquefasciatus showed larvicidal activity on 3 mosquitoes of medical importance. Compared to Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362, this B. circulans isolate proved less toxic to Cx. quinquefasciatus and Anopheles gambiae but was 107 times more toxic to Aedes aegypti. Moreover, in comparison to other studies, B. circulans was at least as pathogenic as B. thuringiensis var. israelensis in Ae. aegypti. The tests have showed that the toxicity of the bacterial culture of B. circulans resulted from its spores and not from the insecticidal effect of chitinases or exotoxins.
Frederic Darriet; Jean-Marc Hougard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association     Volume:  18     ISSN:  8756-971X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-09     Completed Date:  2002-06-12     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511299     Medline TA:  J Am Mosq Control Assoc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Lutte contre les Insectes Nuisibles, Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aedes / microbiology
Anopheles / microbiology
Bacillus / isolation & purification,  pathogenicity*
Culex / microbiology
Culicidae* / microbiology
Pest Control, Biological* / methods

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