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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

About the editors

Dr. Lidia Mariana Fiuza – PhD (ENSAM-Montpellier/France), is currently Researcher at Instituto Riograndense do Arroz (IRGA) and member of the Agricultural Sciences Commitee at Research Foundation of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She specializes in the areas of toxicology, microbiology, and entomology, with an emphasis in bacteriology and acting on the following topics: Bacillus thuringiensis and correlates; genes cry; insecticidal proteins; plants-Bt; toxin interactions; microbial control of pests and diseases. As innovation and technology activities, she is a partner in the Control_Agro_Bio Pesquisa e Defesa Agropecuária Ltda., which is currently accredited in the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture as a Collaborating Center for Pest Risk Analysis – ARP, Section of Agricultural Defense, Department of Plant Protection.

Dr. Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk – PhD (ESALQ/USP), is currently Assistant Professor at UNESP. Before this, he was at UFES, working with Dr. Pratissoli in IPM systems.  Microbial control of agricultural pests is his main field of research, including the interactions between microbial control agents and pesticides and Bt plants.  In 2014 he took part in the course "Risk Analysis: Role of Science in GMO Decision-making" in the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Trieste- Italy).

Dr. Neil Crickmore – PhD (University of Warwick), is currently Senior Lecturer in Molecular Genetics, University of Sussex and Adjunct Professor State Key Laboratory for the Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. Before, he was Research Associate at University of Cambridge. Widely heralded today as a leading figure in Bacillus thuringiensis research. Chair and webmaster of International Bacillus thuringiensis toxin nomenclature committee; Convenor of the Bacterial Division of the IOBC/WPRS.


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