Enhancement of Bt-Plus Toxicity by Unidentified Biological Response Modifiers Derived from the Bacterial Culture Broth of Xenornabdus nematiphila

Xenorhabuds nematophila 세균 배양액 유래 미확인 생리활성 물질의 비티플러스 살충력 상승효과

  • Park, Youngjin (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University) ;
  • Kim, Minwoo (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University) ;
  • Kim, Kunwoo (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University) ;
  • Kim, Yonggyun (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University)
  • 박영진 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학과) ;
  • 김민우 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학과) ;
  • 김건우 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학과) ;
  • 김용균 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학과)
  • Received : 2014.12.26
  • Accepted : 2015.04.05
  • Published : 2015.06.01


'Bt-Plus' has been developed by mixing spores of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and culture broth of Xenorhabdus nematophila (Xn). Despite its high toxicity, it has some imitation to broaden its efficacy against diverse insect pest spectrum. This study focuses on enhancement of Bt-Plus toxicity against semi-susceptible insect, Spodoptera exitgua, by addition of Xn metabolites. Two main Xn metabolites, oxindole (OI) and benzylideneacetone (BZA), are known to enhance the Bt insecticidal activities. The addition of OI or BZA significantly increased Bt-Plus pathogenicity. However, when the freeze-dried Xn culture broth was added to Bt-Plus, much less amount was enough to enhance the toxicity compared to the amount of OI or BZA. An HPLC analysis indicated that there were more than 12 unidentifed bacterial metabolites in Xn culture broth. These suggest that there are potent biological response modifiers in Xn metabolites other than OI and BZA.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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