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Type: Thesis
Title: Resistance against endotoxin from Bacillus thuringiensis in Lepidopteran insects / Muhammad Sarjan.
Author: Sarjan, Muhammad
Issue Date: 2002
School/Discipline: Dept. of Applied and Molecular Ecology
Abstract: The major aim of this study was to investigate the possible molecular mechanism of resistance against Bt-toxin based on observations that Bt-toxin binds to a soluble immune-defence component. The binding of Bt-toxin to glycosylated lipophorin in the gut was found to be consistent with a model where the toxin is inserted into the membrane by an endocytosis mechanism. In resistant insects, the primary Bt-target is an immune-complex in the gut lumen and at the peritrophic membrane, which inactivates the toxin by a coagulation process.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Applied and Molecular Ecology, 2003
Subject: Endotoxins.
Bacillus thuringiensis.
Description: "December 2002"
Bibliography: leaves 99-118.
ix, 118 leaves : ill. (some col.), plates (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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