Special Issue "Insecticidal Toxins: Advances in Discovery and PestControl Applications"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: Bacillus thuringiensis; Cry proteins; Lysinibacillus sphaericus; Bin toxin; insect midgut; uptake of protein toxins
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Diverse insecticidal proteins and peptides deployed by prokaryotic and eucaryotic organisms against insects are a natural resource for developing strategies to manage insects that damage crops and vector human disease. The insecticidal Cry proteins by Bacillus thurigiensis (Bt) exemplify such an approach where strains of this bacterium are commercialized as bio-insecticides and mined to discover novel Cry genes for engineering insect-protected crop plants. To address issues-acquired insect resistance to Bt Cry proteins, to target non-Cry susceptible insects, and to meet emerging insect control challenges in a global environment, novel orally-active insecticidal proteins and peptides are needed. The goal of this Special Issue is to present the current knowledge of insecticidal proteins and peptides derived from organisms such as bacteria, plants, and venomous arthropods. Review and research articles about orally-active insecticidal molecules are welcome. Descriptive information about insecticidal proteins and peptides in submissions could include aspects of molecule discovery, mode-of-action, and structure, as well as potential applications for insect control.
Prof. Dr. Michael Adang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- insecticidal proteins
- insecticidal peptides
- entomotoxic proteins
- orally-active toxins
- Bacillus thuringiensis Cry proteins