Žurnalas ar leidybos institucija: Toksinai
Autorius (-iai): de Souza Freire, I., Miranda-Vilela, A.L., Barbosa, L.C.P., Martins, E.S., Monnerat, R.G., and Grisolia, C.K.
Straipsnio tipas: Kolegų peržiūrėtas tyrimas
Įrašo ID: 494
Abstract: The insecticidal properties of Cry-endotoxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have long been used as spore-crystals in commercial spray formulations for insect control. Recently, some Bt-endotoxin genes have been cloned in many different plants. Toxicological evaluations of three spore-crystal endotoxins, BtCry1Ia, BtCry10Aa and BtCry1Ba6 from B. thuringiensis, were carried out on mice to understand their adverse effects on hematological systems and on genetic material. These three spore-crystals have shown toxic activity to the boll weevil, which is one of the most aggressive pests of the cotton crop. Cry1Ia, Cry10Aa and Cry1Ba6 did not increase the micronucleus frequency in the peripheral erythrocytes of mice and did not cause changes in the frequency of polychromatic erythrocytes. However, some hematologic disburbances were observed, specifically related to Cry1Ia and Cry1Ba6, respectively, for the erythroid and lymphoid lineage. Thus, although the profile of such adverse side effects can be related to their high level of exposure, which is not commonly found in the environment, results showed that these Bt spore-crystals were not harmless to mice, indicating that each spore-crystal endotoxin presents a characteristic profile of toxicity and might be investigated individually.
Keywords: biopesticides, spore-crystal, micronucleus, endotoxins
Citation: de Souza Freire, I., Miranda-Vilela, A.L., Barbosa, L.C.P., Martins, E.S., Monnerat, R.G., and Grisolia, C.K., 2014. Evaluation of cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and hematotoxicity of the recombinant spore-crystal complexes Cry1Ia, Cry10Aa and Cry1Ba6 from Bacillus thuringiensis in Swiss mice. Toksinai, 6(10), 2872-2885.