[Coral-List] Pal Oil plantation and Bacillus thurigiensis in sponges

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Tue Aug 28 14:44:12 EDT 2007

It's also used to control caterpillars and worms on terrestrial plants.
I think you can by it at Home Depot.  It's commonly used by organic
gardeners instead of pesticides on plants like cannas, ginger, hibiscus
etc.  It is considered to be a specific pathogen for those kids of bugs.

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Coral Reef Research Group
UNCW-Center for Marine Science 
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel: (910)962-2362 & Fax:  (910)962-2410
Cell:  (910)200-3913
email:  szmanta at uncw.edu
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Subject: [Coral-List] Pal Oil plantation and Bacillus thurigiensis in

Tom, The pathogen, Bacillus thuringiensis,  you identified in dead 
sponges was  cultured and identified in African dust reaching the 
Caribbean in 2003. It is used to control mosquitoes in north Africa. 

Atmospheric microbiology in the northern Caribbean during African 
dust events, Aerobiologia 19: 143-157.

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