Molecular studies and bio-applications for Halo tolerant bacteria

Characterization and application of Bacillus thuringiensis and Paenibacillus polymyxa as insecticide and/or fertilizer

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Extermophilic microorganisms have a unique ability to live in extreme environments and deliver a valuable source of new biocatalysts and compounds. Extremophiles and their components are expected to play an important role in many industries as well as environmental biotechnology. Extremely halotolerant and thermotolerant microorganisms living in extreme salt and high-temperature environments have not yet been used extensively for biotechnological purposes although they possess useful physiological properties, which can facilitate their exploitation for commercial purposes. The genetic engineering and molecular biology (the study of genes and their function) gained a lot of intention in recent years, has given us strong tools to study the genome of bacterial isolates. The aim of this study was to isolate and purify halotolerant and thermotolerant bacterial isolates from local solar saltern, study unusual characters that are very important in biotechnological applications.


Shahira EL-Moslamy


Dr. Shahira Hussainy El-Moslamy employs as an Associate professor, Bioprocess Development Department, GEBRI, City Of Scientific Research And Technological Applications, Egypt. She graduated in 2003 with the grade of Excellent with honor. She got a master degree (2007) and got a doctor of Philosophy degree (2013) in Industrial Biotechnology.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Bacillus thuringiensis, Paenibacillus polymyxa, RAPD-PCR, SDS-PAGE, Spodoptera littoralis, recombinant clones, cry1C, Insecticidal crystal protein, halotolerant and thermotolerant bacteria

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SCIENCE / Microbiology