Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 21, Issue 1–2, pp 85–90 | Cite as

Serological classification of Bacillus sphaericus strains on the basis of toxicity to mosquito larvae

  • H. de Barjac
  • I. Larget-Thiéry
  • V. Cosmao Dumanoir
  • H. Ripouteau
Applied Microbiology

Summary

A toxicity study of 54 Bacillus sphaericus strains isolated from vectors or breeding sites has led to a relatively homogeneous grouping of mosquito pathogenic strains into five H-serotypes among the nine serotypes determined. Each serotype seems to be characterized by a different level of toxicity and a classification of these five serotypes can be made on the basis of this toxicity. Within these serotypes, a scale of toxicity has been tentatively fixed and an arbitrary limit of toxicity suggested.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. de Barjac
    • 1
  • I. Larget-Thiéry
    • 1
  • V. Cosmao Dumanoir
    • 1
  • H. Ripouteau
    • 1
  1. 1.Lutte Biologique IIInstitut PasteurParis CedexFrance

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