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Genetic Basis Of Pest Resistance To Biotech Cotton Discovered
2014-05-20 12:45:36

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona A newly discovered genetic mechanism underlying insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton has global implications for pest management An international team led by scientists at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered what happens on a molecular basis in insects that evolved resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants. Their findings, reported in the May 19 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, shed...

2014-05-03 23:00:44

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Bacillus coagulans Industry, 2009-2019” to its store. Place a Direct Purchase Order at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=169591. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 This is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Bacillus coagulans industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information of Bacillus coagulans including its classification, application...

Genetically Modified Bt Crops Do Not Affect Non-Targeted Insects And Nematode Worms
2014-02-03 09:16:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some crops have been genetically modified to produce toxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that protect them from insect pests. These modified crops have raised concerns that they may have unintended consequences for other organisms. Two new studies have found that these crops have little or no effect on non-targeted insects and nematode worms. In one of the studies, published in the February 2014 issue of...

New Virus From Africa Kills Anthrax Agent
2014-01-28 08:57:55

Andy Fell - University of California - Davis From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax. The novel bacteriophage could eventually open up new ways to detect, treat or decontaminate the anthrax bacillus and its relatives that cause food poisoning. The work is published Jan. 27 in the journal PLOS One. The virus was...

2013-08-26 11:23:58

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), led by Dr. Lee Bulla, have demonstrated for the first time the selective cytotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis Cry4B toxin is mediated by BT-R3. The Cry toxins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis exert their insecticidal activity by binding with high-affinity to their cognate cadherin receptors located on the surface of epithelial cells that line the midgut of susceptible insects. In the case of Anopheles gambiae,...

2013-07-23 15:37:39

A benign crystal protein, produced naturally by bacteria and used as an organic pesticide, could be a safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans and provide effective relief to over a billion people around the world. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, report on this potentially promising solution in a study published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Hookworms, and other intestinal parasites known as...

Evolution Fights Back Bioengineered Crops
2013-06-11 09:04:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since 1996, farmers across the globe have planted more than a billion acres of genetically modified corn and cotton that have been engineered to produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short. Organic farmers used Bt proteins in sprays for decades to kill a number of devastating pests because the proteins are considered environmentally friendly and harmless to humans. Some scientists, however,...

Pyramid Strategy For Biotech Crops Not A Silver Bullet
2013-03-31 06:12:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genetically engineered crops that are designed to be pest resistant may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). First grown in 1996, the pest-resistant plants produce toxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short. Deemed safe for human consumption, Bt crops increase yields and reduce the need for pesticides that can damage the...

Study Finds Bacteria Delay Survival Decisions
2012-11-26 14:57:56

Rice University Like a homeowner prepping for a hurricane, the bacterium Bacillus subtilis uses a long checklist to prepare for survival in hard times. In a new study, scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston uncovered an elaborate mechanism that allows B. subtilis to begin preparing for survival, even as it delays the ultimate decision of whether to “hunker down” and withdraw into a hardened spore. The new study by computational biologists at Rice and...

2012-07-23 23:01:24

The novel Natural Sciences Bibliographic Web Portal published by TriScience.com aims to provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences and has just opened its web portal. The publishers target to publish a total of over 21 million references until 2014. These references contain a minimum of bibliographic information including title, author(s), publication year and source. Almost 11 million of these references additionally contain a...


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2011-04-14 15:10:21

Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...

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2011-04-14 14:43:25

Bacillus anthracis is a Gram-positive spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium, with a width of 1-1.2µm and a length of 3-5µm. It can grow in aerobic or anaerobic conditions. It is the only known bacterium to synthesize a protein capsule and the only pathogenic bacterium to carry its own adenylyl cyclase virulence factor. They form oval spores located centrally in a non-swollen sporangium. These spores are highly resilient and can survive extreme temperatures, low-nutrient environments, and...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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