Molecular Biology of Insect Viruses

  • Zhihong Hu
  • Xinwen Chen
  • Xiulian Sun
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Abstract

Taxonomically, insect viruses can be classified into 18 different virus families, including 6 families of DNA viruses and 12 families/groups of RNA viruses (Hunter-Fujita et al., 1998; Regenmortel et al., 2000). The DNA viral families are Ascoviridae, Baculoviridae, Iridoviridae, Parvoviridae, Polydnaviridae and Poxviridae. Some of these families only occur in arthropods, such as Ascoviridae, Baculoviridae and Polydnaviridae, others occur in vertebrates and/or plants. The twelve RNA viral families/groups are Birnaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Caliciviridae, Cricket paralysis-like viruses, Flaviridae, Metaviridae, Nodaviridae, Piconaviridae, Reoviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Tetraviridae and Togaviridae. There are several unclassified insect viruses, such as Oryctes virus, Hz-1 virus and various bee paralysis viruses.

Keywords

Recombinant Baculovirus Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Occlusion Body Baculovirus Vector Insect Virus 
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  • Zhihong Hu
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  • Xinwen Chen
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  • Xiulian Sun
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  1. 1.Wuhan Institute of VirologyChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanP.R. China

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