granulosis


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granulosis

[‚gran·yə′lō·səs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A virus disease of lepidopteran larvae characterized by the accumulation of small granular inclusion bodies (capsules) in the infected cells.
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In the early 1970s, a granulosis virus was observed on the grounds of CIAT attacking hornworm larvae (Arias & Bellotti 1987).
Effect of botanical extracts on the biological activity of granulosis virus against Pieris brassicae.
magna infection as actually being caused by this parasite; however, certain described signs may have been due to injury (Lankester and Samuel 1998), bacterial infection (Leighton 2001), Echinococcus granulosis, or Taenia hydatigena cysts (Jones and Pybus 2001).
An ELISA (enzyme linked immuno-sorbent assay) test for Echinococcus granulosis was positive to a titre of 1:256.
Hydatid disease is an important infestation caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosis and is still common in the countries of the temperate zones, including the Mediterranean countries, the Middle East, South America, New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia.
Not surprisingly, human infection with Echinococcus granulosis is seen by physicians in Ulaanbaatar, although less frequently than in the neighboring northern provinces of China.