A magnetic protein biocompass.
Beijing, China. In Nat Mater, Dec 2015
The magnetosensing complex consists of the identified putative magnetoreceptor and known magnetoreception-related photoreceptor cryptochromes (Cry), has the attributes of both Cry- and iron-based systems, and exhibits spontaneous alignment in magnetic fields, including that of the Earth.
The food and environmental safety of Bt crops.
Saint Louis, United States. In Front Plant Sci, 2014
Cry proteins are among the active insecticidal ingredients in these pesticides, and genes coding for Cry proteins have been introduced into agricultural crops using modern biotechnology.
Bt toxin modification for enhanced efficacy.
Ames, United States. In Toxins (basel), 2014
Here we review the different strategies that have been employed to enhance toxicity against specific target species including those that have evolved resistance to Bt, or to modify the host range of Bt crystal (Cry) and cytolytic (Cyt) toxins.
Bacillus thuringiensis toxins: an overview of their biocidal activity.
Spain. In Toxins (basel), 2013
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a Gram positive, spore-forming bacterium that synthesizes parasporal crystalline inclusions containing Cry and Cyt proteins, some of which are toxic against a wide range of insect orders, nematodes and human-cancer cells.