Latest Baculovirus Stories
Gypsy moth caterpillars infected with baculovirus forfeit safety and stay in the treetops during the day because a virus gene manipulates their hormones to eat continuously and forego molting, according to entomologists.
MERIDEN, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC) announced today that the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware granted PSC's motion to dismiss the involuntary bankruptcy case filed against it by Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.
MERIDEN, Conn., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation ("PSC"), a privately owned company based in Meriden, CT, announced today that it had signed an agreement with Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.
A gene enabling an insect virus to enter new cells was likely stolen from a host cell and adapted for the virus's use, researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) at Cornell University report.
The baculoviruses, are a family of large rod-shaped viruses, divided into two genera: nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPV) and granuloviruses (GV). Baculoviruses have species-specific tropisms among the invertebrates with over 600 host species having been described. Moth larval is the most common hosts but sawflies, mosquitoes, and shrimp are also known hosts. The viruses are not known to replicate in mammalian or other vertebrate animal cells. In the early sixteenth century the first records of...
Cypoviruses or CPV, are a genus of viruses in the Reoviridae family. The virions structure is similar to other reoviruses with a genome composed of 10 segments of double-stranded RNA. The virions are embedded in a protein matrix in order to form structures referred to as polyhedra or occlusion bodies. Cypoviruses have only been isolated from insects. They have more in common with the widely studied nucleopolyhedroviruses. CPVs are classified into 14 species based on the electrophoretic...
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