Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 382–383 | Cite as

Effect of encapsulation on the persistence of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis, serotype H-14

  • J. Margalit
  • A. Markus
  • Z. Pelah


Encapsulation of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis Serotype H-14 (B.t.i.) in polyethylene strongly increased its persistence against second stage Aedes aegypti larvae in laboratory conditions simulating natural field conditions. B.t.i. encapsulated in palmitic acid was less persistent. The reasons for the enhanced efficacy of encapsulated B.t.i. are discussed.


Polyethylene Bacillus Field Condition Laboratory Condition Encapsulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Margalit
    • 1
  • A. Markus
    • 2
  • Z. Pelah
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Biological Control, Biology DepartmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Institute for Applied ResearchBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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