Bacillus thuringiensis (BT)

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1. A spore-forming bacterium that produces toxins which, upon ingestion, cause rapid gut paralysis and death of caterpillars. A widely used biological (microbial) insecticide.

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Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

Source: http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/bt.html