Bacillus thuringiensis and Lysinibacillus sphaericus

Characterization and use in the field of biocontrol

  • Lidia Mariana Fiuza
  • Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk
  • Neil Crickmore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Leon Rabinovitch, Adriana Marcos Vivoni, Vilmar Machado, Neiva Knaak, Diouneia Lisiane Berlitz, Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk et al.
    Pages 1-18
  3. Neil Crickmore
    Pages 41-52
  4. Alejandra Bravo, Sabino Pacheco, Isabel Gómez, Blanca Garcia-Gómez, Janette Onofre, Mario Soberón
    Pages 53-66
  5. Sergio Antonio De Bortoli, Alessandra Marieli Vacari, Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk, Ana Carolina Pires Veiga, Roberto Marchi Goulart
    Pages 67-77
  6. Fernando Hercos Valicente, Rosane Bezerra da Silva
    Pages 79-87
  7. Roberto Franco Teixeira Correia, Anne Caroline Mascarenhas dos Santos, Raimundo Wagner de Souza Aguiar, Bergmann Morais Ribeiro, Fernando Lucas Melo
    Pages 89-97
  8. Bergmann Morais Ribeiro, Érica Soares Martins, Raimundo Wagner de Souza Aguiar, Roberto Franco Teixeira Corrêa
    Pages 99-110
  9. Lidia Mariana Fiuza, Diouneia Lisiane Berlitz, Jaime Vargas de Oliveira, Neiva Knaak
    Pages 111-126
  10. Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk, Kees van Frankenhuyzen, Giuliano Pauli
    Pages 173-184
  11. Rose Gomes Monnerat, Glaucia de Figueiredo Nachtigal, Ivan Cruz, Wagner Bettiol, Clara Beatriz Hoffman Campo
    Pages 213-222
  12. Clara Fátima Gomes Cavados, Wanderli Pedro Tadei, Rosemary Aparecida Roque, Lêda Narcisa Regis, Claudia Maria Fontes de Oliveira, Helio Benites Gil et al.
    Pages 223-237
  13. Deise Maria Fontana Capalbo, Marise Tanaka Suzuki
    Pages 259-271
  14. Samuel Martinelli, Renato Assis de Carvalho, Patrick Marques Dourado, Graham Phillip Head
    Pages 273-288

About this book


This volume presents a comprehensive perspective of the biopesticides Bacillus thuringiensis and Lysinibacillus sphaericus, from their basic biology to agriculture, forestry and public-health applications. It covers their ecology, virulence factors, and genetic characterization. The topics related to agriculture and forestry include mode of action, receptors of insect pests, and heterologous expression of toxins in insect cells and plants. Public-health researchers will find information on vector control programs with an emphasis on the Neotropical region. The book also discusses new products and the global market.


Microbiology Entomology Applied Microbiology Biotechnology Toxicology Molecular Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lidia Mariana Fiuza
    • 1
  • Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk
    • 2
  • Neil Crickmore
    • 3
  1. 1.Control Agro Bio Pesquisa e Defesa, Agropecuária LtdaPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Plant Protection DepartmentUniversidade Estadual PaulistaJaboticabalBrazil
  3. 3.School of Life SciencesUniversity of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56677-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56678-8
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