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Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

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Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

Summary

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  • 02 July 2018
  • 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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

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

Africa

EgyptPresent
KenyaPresent
TunisiaPresent

North America

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

Central America and Caribbean

Costa RicaPresent
CubaPresent

South America

BrazilPresent
-PernambucoPresent
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
-Sao PauloPresent

Europe

Czechoslovakia (former)Present
DenmarkPresent
Former USSRPresent
FrancePresent
HungaryPresent
ItalyPresent
LithuaniaPresent
PolandPresent
Russian FederationPresent
SpainPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent
Papua New GuineaPresent

Threatened Species

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

Risk and Impact Factors

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  • 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.

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