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The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria

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Chapter title
Insecticidal Toxin Complexes from Photorhabdus luminescens
Chapter number 55
Book title
The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria
Published in
Current topics in microbiology and immunology, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/82_2016_55
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-952714-7, 978-3-31-952715-4
Authors

Joel Sheets, Klaus Aktories

Abstract

Various bacterial toxins have potent insecticidal activity. Recently, the Toxin complexes (Tc's) of Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus species have become an increased focus of current research. These large tripartite toxins with molecular masses >1.4 megadaltons consist of three components termed A, B, and C (or TcA, TcB, and TcC). While TcA is involved in receptor binding and toxin translocation, TcC possesses the specific toxin enzyme activity and TcB is a linker between components TcA and TcC. Here, a structure function analysis of the toxins is described and the application of Tc toxins as potential insecticides is discussed.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 30%
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Unspecified 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Unknown 3 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 20%
Unspecified 1 10%
Unknown 3 30%