Published in Applied and environmental microbiology
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry8Ea toxin is specifically toxic to larvae of the Asian cockchafer, Holotrichia parallela. Here we investigated the mechanism of transcriptional regulation of the cry8Ea1 gene. Reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) results indicated that cry8Ea1 and an upstream gene (orf1) were cotranscribed. Transcriptional fusions with the l...