Optimization of Isolation and Purification of the Microbe-to-Plant Signal Bacillin 20 from Bacillus thuringiensis

Plants are always associated with a well-coordinated and beneficial community of microbes - the phytomicrobiome; this plus the associated plant forms the holobiont, the entity that provides crop yield. There is considerable communication between the phytomicrobiome and the plant, often through signal compounds. Bacillin 20 is a small protein (a peptide) produced by a Bacillus thuringiensis strain and discovered by the Smith laboratory. It improves plant ability to tolerate stress when applied at very low concentrations.

Field evaluation of bacilin 20: Herbicide stress and accelerated flowering

Plants are always associated with a well coordinated and beneficial community of microbes - the phytomicrobiome; this plus the associated plant forms the holobiont, the entity that provides crop yield. There is considerable communication between the phytomicrobiome and the plant, often in through signal compounds. Bacilin 20 is a small protein produced a Bacillus thuringiensis strain and discovered by the Smith laboratory. It is improves plant ability to tolerate stress when applied at very low concentrations.