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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Assessment of the application of baculoviruses for control of Lepidoptera.
For the purpose equal volumes (100 l) of 6-fold concentrated lysates of SF21 infected with recombinent baculoviruses expressing two proteins along with equally concentrated lysates of vero cells infected with PPRV were used and compared by IC-ELISA as described elsewhere (Libeau et al.
Structural divergence among genomes of closely related baculoviruses and its implications for baculovirus evolution.
The vesicles are probably formed with membranous material found in the ring zone as in baculoviruses.
Because baculoviruses evolved to infect insect cells, human cells don't recognize the promoter sequences within their genome, so those genes are not expressed and the virus can't replicate.
In sections on DNA viruses, RNA viruses, and current topics, they discuss such matters as entomopoxviruses, the biology and genetics of nudiviruses, the genomics and biology of iflavilruses, cypoviruses, the role of microRNAs as regulators of host-virus interactions, apoptosis and humeral responses as antiviral responses in insects, and the ecology of baculoviruses.
Two naturally occurring baculoviruses (AgMNPV and HaSNPV)) are now used extensively to protect soybeans in Brazil and cotton in China.
Baculoviruses, a family of large rod-shaped viruses that typically infect insects, but do not replicate in vertebrate animal cells, are among the most promising.
We fused 2 different baculoviruses (wild-type and recombinant) plus 2 influenza A viruses with color-coded microparticles and performed multiplexed fluorescence-activated cell-sorting (FACS) [3] titrations with specific antibodies and sera, and compared the results with results from ELISA.
Previous studies have shown the usefulness of BEI as an effective inactivating agent for Baculoviruses.
Such baculoviruses can be used to efficiently deliver genes to mammalian cells or organisms, and such genes can be expressed either from the baculovirus genome, or integrated into the mammalian cell genome, and can be used for expression of proteins such that purification of secreted or other protein products does not require removal of contaminating baculovirus particles or baculovirus envelope proteins.
Baculoviruses are rod-shaped DNA viruses, many of which begin their life cycle reproducing inside cells.