Pseudomonas chlororaphis IPD072Aa demonstrates selective
insecticidal activity against coleoptera species, such as
Diabrotica virgifera, while not effecting lepidopteran and
hemipteran species. The protein acts by disrupting of the midgut
epithelium by causing cells to swell and burst. The mechanism has
yet to be elucidated, but it may not be through pore
IPD072Aa is 86 amino acids in length and has a molecular weight of
approximately 10 kDa.