Expression of chitinase A (chiA) gene from a local isolate of Serratia marcescens in Coleoptera-specific Bacillus thuringiensis

Okay, S.
Tefon, B. E.
Özcengiz, Gülay
Aims: The present study focused on cloning and expression of chiA gene from a highly chitinolytic local isolate of Serratia marcescens in an anti-Coleopteran Bacillus thuringiensis and comparison of the characteristics of the native and recombinant ChiAs.


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S. Okay, B. E. Tefon, M. ÖZKAN, and G. Özcengiz, “Expression of chitinase A (chiA) gene from a local isolate of Serratia marcescens in Coleoptera-specific Bacillus thuringiensis,” JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, pp. 161–170, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: