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Isolation isolation of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner from soil samples and molecular characterization

Grant number: 13/00583-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk
Grantee:Thiago Trevisoli Agostini
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil


Isolation of entomopathogenic microorganisms is a major step in the development of biopesticides, which have great potential to replace and / or minimize the use of pesticides in agriculture, reducing the impact of agriculture on the environment. The isolation process includes the selection of the substrate to be used, the separation of microorganisms in the samples, the morphology and / or molecular selected material, and finally wrapping the obtained material for purposes of basic research and / or applied. This study aims to obtain isolates of the entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner from soil samples and characterize these isolates using PCR, which serve to predict the insecticidal activity of the isolates, directing future tests for pathogenicity and virulence groups and / or specific orders of pests.