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Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

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Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

Summary

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  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Bacteria
  •   Phylum: Firmicutes
  •     Class: Bacilli
  •       Order: Bacillales
  •         Family: Bacillaceae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Bacteria
  •     Phylum: Firmicutes
  •         Class: Bacilli
  •             Order: Bacillales
  •                 Family: Bacillaceae
  •                     Genus: Bacillus
  •                         Species: Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

EgyptPresent
KenyaPresent
TunisiaPresent

Asia

ChinaPresent
IndiaPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-MaharashtraPresent
-ManipurPresent
-PunjabPresent
IndonesiaPresent
IraqPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
-KyushuPresent
MalaysiaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-SabahPresent
Saudi ArabiaPresent
TaiwanPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

CzechoslovakiaPresent
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresent
DenmarkPresent
FrancePresent
HungaryPresent
ItalyPresent
LithuaniaPresent
PolandPresent
RussiaPresent
SpainPresent

North America

CanadaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
-New BrunswickPresent
-Newfoundland and LabradorPresent
-OntarioPresent
-Prince Edward IslandPresent
-SaskatchewanPresent
Costa RicaPresent
CubaPresent
United StatesPresent
-ArkansasPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-FloridaPresent
-GeorgiaPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-IowaPresent
-MarylandPresent
-MinnesotaPresent
-MississippiPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-OklahomaPresent
-OregonPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-South CarolinaPresent
-TennesseePresent
-VirginiaPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent
Papua New GuineaPresent

South America

BrazilPresent
-PernambucoPresent
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
-Sao PauloPresent

Threatened Species

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Threatened SpeciesConservation StatusWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Lycaeides melissa samuelis (Karner blue butterfly)USA ESA listing as endangered speciesMichiganPoisoningHerms et al. (1997)

Risk and Impact Factors

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Impact mechanisms
  • Poisoning

References

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Herms CP, McCullough DG, Bauer LS, Haack RA, Miller DL, Dubois NR, 1997. Susceptibility of the endangered Karner blue butterfly (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki used for gypsy moth suppression in Michigan, The Great Lakes Entomologist, 30(4), 125-141.

Distribution References

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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