is a ubiquitous Gram-positive and sporulating bacterium. Its crystals and secreted toxins
are useful tools against larvae of diverse insect orders and, as a consequence, an alternative to recalcitrant chemical
insecticides. We report here the draft genome sequence of B. thuringiensis
147, a strain isolated from Brazil and with
high insecticidal activity. The assembled genome contained 6,167,994 bp and was distributed in seven replicons (a chromosome
and 6 plasmids). We identified 12 coding regions, located in two plasmids, which encode insecticidal proteins.