Special Issue "Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins"

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A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacterial Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Anne-Brit Kolstø
Laboratory for Microbial Dynamics (LaMDa), Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, University of Oslo, Blindern, 0316, Oslo, Norway
Website: http://www.mn.uio.no/farmasi/personer/vit/annebko/

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Dear Colleagues,

Bacillus thuringiensis is the most widely used biopesticide worldwide due to its production of proteinaceous crystal toxins. B. thuringiensis is part of the Bacillus cereus group, and the B. thuringiensis may be very closely related to B. cereus strains. The genes coding for these toxins are usually located on plasmids of varying sizes, ranging from a few kb to several hundred kb. The crystal toxins are most often produced during sporulation, and the toxins are regarded as specific for B. thuringiensis. Like the B. cereus strains, B. thuringiensis have the genes coding for several virulence factors, including enterotoxin genes, and these may well play a role in the pathogenic lifestyle that the B. thuringiensis display against insect larvae hosts. Still the specificity of each B. thuringiensis strain resides in the crystal toxin genes. More than 100 different crystal toxin genes have been identified, in addition to a great number of manipulated and improved toxin genes.

In this Special Issue of B. thuringiensis toxins, we seek new data on all aspects of the crystal toxins and other toxins produced by B. thuringiensis strains.  Both new data on gene regulation and toxin structure and mechanisms will be of interest, as will the importance of the toxins in the physiology of the bacteria and the hosts.

Prof. Dr. Anne-Brit Kolstø
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • host specificity of toxins
  • toxin gene regulation
  • modified toxins
  • non-Cry toxins
  • toxin stability
  • function of cry toxins and other toxins
  • resistance
  • toxin structure

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p. 3296-3325
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Toxins 2014, 6(12), 3296-3325; doi:10.3390/toxins6123296
Received: 1 September 2014 / Revised: 7 November 2014 / Accepted: 3 December 2014 / Published: 11 December 2014
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p. 3005-3027
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Toxins 2014, 6(10), 3005-3027; doi:10.3390/toxins6103005
Received: 2 May 2014 / Revised: 28 September 2014 / Accepted: 29 September 2014 / Published: 22 October 2014
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p. 2872-2885
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Toxins 2014, 6(10), 2872-2885; doi:10.3390/toxins6102872
Received: 29 April 2014 / Revised: 29 July 2014 / Accepted: 12 August 2014 / Published: 29 September 2014
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p. 2732-2770
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Toxins 2014, 6(9), 2732-2770; doi:10.3390/toxins6092732
Received: 29 April 2014 / Revised: 26 August 2014 / Accepted: 28 August 2014 / Published: 16 September 2014
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p. 2676-2693
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Toxins 2014, 6(9), 2676-2693; doi:10.3390/toxins6092676
Received: 30 April 2014 / Revised: 13 August 2014 / Accepted: 15 August 2014 / Published: 11 September 2014
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p. 2694-2707
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Toxins 2014, 6(9), 2694-2707; doi:10.3390/toxins6092694
Received: 30 April 2014 / Revised: 13 August 2014 / Accepted: 18 August 2014 / Published: 11 September 2014
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p. 2453-2470
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Toxins 2014, 6(8), 2453-2470; doi:10.3390/toxins6082453
Received: 23 April 2014 / Revised: 11 August 2014 / Accepted: 11 August 2014 / Published: 19 August 2014
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p. 2393-2423
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Toxins 2014, 6(8), 2393-2423; doi:10.3390/toxins6082393
Received: 14 May 2014 / Revised: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 27 June 2014 / Published: 13 August 2014
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p. 2239-2255
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Toxins 2014, 6(8), 2239-2255; doi:10.3390/toxins6082239
Received: 29 May 2014 / Revised: 10 July 2014 / Accepted: 15 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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p. 2229-2238
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Toxins 2014, 6(8), 2229-2238; doi:10.3390/toxins6082229
Received: 14 April 2014 / Revised: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 18 July 2014 / Published: 25 July 2014
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p. 2194-2209
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Toxins 2014, 6(7), 2194-2209; doi:10.3390/toxins6072194
Received: 3 June 2014 / Revised: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 15 July 2014 / Published: 23 July 2014
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p. 2115-2126
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Toxins 2014, 6(7), 2115-2126; doi:10.3390/toxins6072115
Received: 4 May 2014 / Revised: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 8 July 2014 / Published: 16 July 2014
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p. 2050-2063
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Toxins 2014, 6(7), 2050-2063; doi:10.3390/toxins6072050
Received: 14 April 2014 / Revised: 2 June 2014 / Accepted: 27 June 2014 / Published: 14 July 2014
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p. 1882-1895
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Toxins 2014, 6(6), 1882-1895; doi:10.3390/toxins6061882
Received: 28 April 2014 / Revised: 29 May 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 18 June 2014
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p. 1598-1614
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Toxins 2014, 6(5), 1598-1614; doi:10.3390/toxins6051598
Received: 6 February 2014 / Revised: 29 April 2014 / Accepted: 12 May 2014 / Published: 20 May 2014
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p. 1490-1504
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Toxins 2014, 6(5), 1490-1504; doi:10.3390/toxins6051490
Received: 19 February 2014 / Revised: 21 April 2014 / Accepted: 24 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
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p. 1274-1294
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Toxins 2014, 6(4), 1274-1294; doi:10.3390/toxins6041274
Received: 11 December 2013 / Revised: 13 March 2014 / Accepted: 26 March 2014 / Published: 3 April 2014
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Toxins 2014, 6(4), 1222-1243; doi:10.3390/toxins6041222
Received: 28 January 2014 / Revised: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 14 March 2014 / Published: 28 March 2014
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