Reactivation of Latent Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus in Silkworm

  • P. Kullyev
  • N. G. Berdyeva
  • N. V. Biryukova
  • N. Agalykov

Abstract

Viruses, especially in latent state, are widely held to be beneficial such as in the silkworm, and in insect pests which seriously damage crops and forests. Sometimes a virus can be passed on from one generation to another for a very long period of time, remaining inactive and harmless to an insect. Ecological and other stress factors may activate a latent virus (Aruga, 1963). Sometimes a latent virus is activated spontaneously, which causes a disease in an insect or its death. Thus, latency underlies viral regulation of the insect population.

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Sucrose Glycerol EDTA Sedimentation Catalase 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kullyev
    • 1
  • N. G. Berdyeva
    • 1
  • N. V. Biryukova
    • 1
  • N. Agalykov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyTurkmen Academy of SciencesAshkhabadUSSR

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