Cry9Aa, produced by Bacillus thuringiensis is reported to be not active against Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm). In this study we have cloned a new cry9Aa5 gene encoding a protoxin with increased activity against S. exigua as compared to Cry9Aa1. When aligned to Cry9Aa1, four amino acid substitutions in domain I and one substitution in the C-terminal protein extension of Cry9Aa5 were identified. Toxicity of Cry9Aa5, produced in recombinant Escherichia coli was assessed and compared to the activity of Cry9Aa1, produced under the same conditions.
|Journal||Journal of Invertebrate Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- crystal proteins