Table 4

Sensitivity of PCR assays for B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strains

AssayEfficiency (%)LinearityEstimated LODa (no. of genome copies)
Common tag751 pg to 10 ng83
Specific tag 1721 pg to 10 ng83
Specific tag 277100 fg to 10 ng8.3
  • a LOD, limit of detection.