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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2018-11-13 23:56 UTC (tim.strabala@epa.govt.nz)
Date of last update
2019-02-07 17:49 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2019-02-07 17:49 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Bacillus thuringiensis - Bt, Bacillus, BACTU
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Biological function
The mutagenised Cry51Aa2 variant protein, originally derived from soil bacterium Bacillus thuringuensis EG2934, is a member of the crystal (Cry) family of proteins that confer enhanced insecticidal activity against hemipteran and thysanopteran pests. Cry proteins, such as MCry51Aa2m, act by selectively binding to specific sites in the insect midgut and form pores, which disrupt the flow of ions, allowing water to enter the cells, cause destruction of the midgut lining by cellular lysis, and eventual death.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

Records referencing this document (5)
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Country's Decision or any other Communication2 records
Modified Organism1 record
Risk Assessment2 records