A Technique to Enhance Bacillus thuringiensis Spectrum and Control Efficacy Using Cry Toxin Mixture and Immunosuppressant

Cry 독소단백질 혼합과 면역억제제 첨가를 통한 Bacillus thuringiensis 살충제 적용범위 및 방제력 증진 기술

  • Eom, Seonghyeon (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University) ;
  • Park, Youngjin (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University) ;
  • Kim, Yonggyun (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University)
  • 엄성현 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학과) ;
  • 박영진 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학과) ;
  • 김용균 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학과)
  • Received : 2014.06.10
  • Accepted : 2014.09.19
  • Published : 2014.09.30


An entomopathogenic bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), can sporulate along with production of insecticidal Cry toxins. Bt Cry toxins exhibit relatively narrow spectrum to target insects due to their specific interactions with midgut receptors. This study designed several strategies to enhance Bt efficacy in target insect spectrum and insecticidal activity. Four Cry toxins were purified from four different Bt strains and showed relatively narrow target insect spectrum. However, the Cry mixtures significantly expanded their target insect spectra. The additional effect of baculovirus to Cry toxin was tested with recombinant baculoviruses expressing Cry1Ac or Cry1Ca. However, the baculovirus was little effective to expand target insect spectrum. Bacterial culture broth of Xenorhabdus nematophila (Xn) significantly suppressed insect cellular immune response and increased Cry toxicity. The addition of Xn culture broth to Cry mixture significantly enhanced Bt efficacy in target insect spectrum and insecticidal activity.


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