Bacillus Sphaericus

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Bacillus sphaericus in Probiotic Applications B. sphaericus is used primarily as a mosquito larvacide. The larvacide is sold under the Abbott Laboratories commercial tradename VectoLex . It is a naturally-occurring bacteria found in soil. It also has the characteristic of being able to survive in water that is rich in organics. It is currently used to control the particular strain of mosquito prone to carrying the West Nile Virus. The bacteria, when ingested by a mosquito larva, secretes a binary toxin which causes the larvae to stop feeding and therefore starve. It has no known effect on mature adult mosquitoes...

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