Example sentences for: insect-selective

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  • The insect-selective toxin was loaded onto the C18 column and eluted in a linear gradient of 10-60 % Solvent B (95% acetonitrile; 0.1% TFA) over 60 min at a flow rate of 100 μl/min.

  • Owing to their species selectivity, increasing attention has been paid in recent years to identify insect-selective toxins that can be used to develop recombinant biopesticides as a safer alternative to broad spectrum chemical insecticides [ 12 13 14 ] . Several insect-selective toxins have been identified and purified from scorpions collected in different geographical locations [ 2 11 15 16 17 18 ] . However, the Indian red scorpion, Mesobuthus tamulus, known for its severe toxicity [ 19 20 ] received little attention in this regard.

  • The few studies documented on Buthus tamulus are restricted to the isolation and purification of neurotoxins, protease inhibitors, histamine releasers [ 19 ] iberiotoxin, an inhibitor of high conductance Ca 2+-activated K +channel [ 21 ] and neurotoxin Bt-II [ 20 ] . In the quest for natural insect-selective toxins, we have identified a novel short lepidopteran-selective toxin from the venom of Mesobuthus tamulus having 37 amino acids residues and 8 half-cystines.


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