Draft genome sequence of Bacillus thuringiensis strain V-AB8.18, a novel isolate with potential nematicidal activity

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2024 Jul 18;13(7):e0022724. doi: 10.1128/mra.00227-24. Epub 2024 Jun 7.


We report the draft genome of Bacillus thuringiensis strain V-AB8.18, comprising 308 contigs totaling 6,182,614 bp, with 35% G + C content. It contains 6,151 putative protein-coding genes, including App6 and Cry5-like crystal proteins, exhibiting 99% pairwise identity to nematicidal proteins App6Aa2 and Cry5Ba2, active against Meloidogyne incognita and Meloidogyne hapla.

Keywords: App6; Cry5B; Meloidogyne; nematocidal; nematode.