Patent Number: 6,251,862

Title: Insecticidal toxins from the parasitic wasp bracon hebeter

Abstract: Novel polypeptides are isolated from the venom of the parasitic wasp, Bracon hebetor, and are designated Brh-I to Brh-V. These polypeptides are paralytic and/or toxic to insects. The entire amino acid sequence of Brh-I and the DNA encoding it is also determined. These polypeptides may be cloned into a baculovirus, and used for insect control.

Inventors: Quistad; Gary B. (Mountain View, CA), Leisy; Douglas J. (Corvalis, OR)

Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG

International Classification: A01N 63/02 (20060101); C07K 14/435 (20060101); A61K 038/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018