Allelic diversity and population structure of Bacillus sphaericus as revealed by multilocus sequence typing

Yong Ge, Xiaomin Hu, Dasheng Zheng, Yiming Wu, Zhiming Yuan

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Abstract

The genetic diversity of 35 Bacillus sphaericus strains was analyzed by a newly developed multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme, toxin gene pool survey, and mosquito bioassay. The results demonstrated that strains assigned to the same sequence type (ST) had the same occurrence of toxin genes. Further sequence analysis revealed that toxic strains presented a nearly clonal population structure, whereas nontoxic strains had a high level of heterogeneity and were significantly distinct from toxic strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5553-5556
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume77
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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