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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2017, Vol. 16 Issue (03): 749-751    DOI: 10.1016/S2095-3119(16)61422-3
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Complete genome sequence of Bacillus thuringiensis Bt185, a potential soil insect biocontrol agent
LI Yan-qiu1, 2*, SHU Chang-long2*, SHAN Yue-ming1, 2, GENG Li-li2, SONG Fu-ping2, ZHANG Jie2

1 School of Life Science, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, P.R.China

2 State Key Laboratory of Biology for Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, P.R.China

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Abstract  Bacillus thuringiensis Bt185 and its insecticidal spectrum-expanded engineering strains are considered as potential biocontrol agents to soil insect Holotrichia parallela, Holotrichia oblita or Anomala corpulenta.  Here we reported the complete genome of strain Bt185, it harbors eight plasmids, and plasmid pBT1850294 carries three cry8 genes.
Keywords:  Bacillus thuringiensis      soil insect      biocontrol agent  
Received: 08 April 2016   Online: 30 May 2016   Accepted:

This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31301731, 31428020), the National Science and Technology Major Project (2014ZX08009-013B).

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LI Yan-qiu, SHU Chang-long, SHAN Yue-ming, GENG Li-li, SONG Fu-ping, ZHANG Jie. 2017. Complete genome sequence of Bacillus thuringiensis Bt185, a potential soil insect biocontrol agent. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 16(03): 749-751.

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