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A Review of the Use of Insect Tissue Culture for the Study of Insect-Associated Viruses

  • James L. Vaughn
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 42)


Viruses are associated with insects in a variety of host-pathogen relationships. The viruses may be specific pathogens of insects, as for example, are the polyhedrosis viruses; or they may be pathogens of higher animals or of plants, with the insects only the intermediate hosts and the vectors. Because of these diverse relationships, there is considerable interest among research workers in many areas of biology in the use of insect tissue culture as a tool for the study of viruses. Indeed the interest has often outdistanced progress in the field of insect tissue culture. Therefore, some discussion of several of the problems involved in the culture of insect tissue seems justified before reviewing the history and present status of the study of viruses.


Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus Insect Virus Insect Tissue Rice Dwarf Virus 
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  • James L. Vaughn
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  1. 1.Entomology Research Division, Agricultural Research Serivce U.S. Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA

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