Baculovirus

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Baculovirus

[‚bak·yə·lə′vī·rəs]
(virology)
A genus of invertebrate viruses that contains enveloped, double-stranded, supercoiled deoxyribonucleic, includes the subgroups nuclear polyhedrosis virus and granulosis virus.
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These prizes acknowledge not only his work with the alfalfa looper virus, but also his pioneering studies of other helpful baculoviruses as well.
Crop losses following the application of baculoviruses may therefore still be substantial (Bonning and Hammock, 1994; Bianchi et al., 2000a).
New cell lines from larval fat bodies of Spodoptera exigua: characterization and susceptibility to baculoviruses (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Its host specificity was originally thought to be restricted to cells derived from arthropods; however, recent studies have shown that baculoviruses carrying mammalian cell-active promoters are capable of transferring and expressing foreign genes in a variety of mammalian cell types as well as in animal models [68].
The ecology and evolution of insect baculoviruses. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.
The envelope of the WSSV virion probably fuses with the endosome and the naked nucleocapsid is transported to the nucleus, in a similar way as in baculoviruses.
(2010) carried out the identification and characterization of cellular and/or viral factors that are responsible for the host specificity determination of baculoviruses. The analyses also provide insights into baculovirus genomic alterations due to gene acquisitions and losses that are involved in the coevolution of baculoviruses and insect cells (SHIRATA et al., 2010).
Major chapter topics include the history of the field, principles of epizootiology and microbial control, baculoviruses, RNA viruses that infect pest insects, fungal and bacterial entomophathogens, and nematode parasites and entomopathogens.
If we look a bit further ahead, there is an opportunity with future research to use baculoviruses as gene therapy vectors.
Evaluation of the per os insecticidal activity of baculoviruses by a nebulization method.