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The purpose of the product:Bacteria

  1. Feb 15, 2012 #1
    Live cultures of Bacillus thuringiensis (Dipel) and B. subtilis
    (Kodiak) are sold as pesticides.What bacterial structures make it
    possible to package and sell these bacteria? For what purpose is
    each product used?

    Is it because it's close to anthrax?(endosporish)
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  3. Feb 15, 2012 #2
    http://oregonstate.edu/orb/sites/default/files/bt-corn_scq.ubc_.ca_.gif [Broken]

    I'm not sure, but I know that Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria produces delta endotoxins that kill insects feeding on them.

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  4. Feb 16, 2012 #3


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    The genus Bacillus, does form spores (like that anthrax you mention). What do spores do for a bacteria that would make possible to package---answer that an you'll understand the answer to your question.

    Edit: this sounds suspiciously like a homework problem. Is it?
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