Table 1.

B. thuringiensis strains used

StrainaProtoxin gene compositionOriginReference(s)
B. thuringiensissubsp. kurstakiHD1 cry1Aa, cry1Ab, cry1Ac, cryIIA, cryIIB H. Dulmage, lab strainb 20
B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki80-21 cry1Aa, cry1Ac, cryIIA, cryIIB Plasmid-cured HD1 2, 7
B. thuringiensis subsp.aizawai HD133 cry1Aa, cry1Ab, cry1C, cry1D NRL, lab strainb,c 5, 17, 21
B. thuringiensis subsp. aizawai 5 cry1Aa, cry1C, cry1D Plasmid-cured HD133 2, 5, 7
B. thuringiensis subsp. aizawaiHD112 cry1Ab, cry1C, cry1D d NRL
B. thuringiensis subsp. tolworthiHD124 cry1Ab, cry1C, cry1E d NRL
B. thuringiensis subsp. tolworthi124-12 cry1C, cry1E Plasmid-cured derivative 2
  • a HD, original Howard Dulmage collection of strains.

  • b The strain has been maintained in the laboratory for a number of years.

  • c NRL, Howard Dulmage collection kept by L. K. Nakamura, Northern Regional Laboratory, Peoria, Ill.

  • d The gene composition may be incomplete (7).