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Research Project: Urban Small Farms and Gardens Pest Management

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory

Title: ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Baculoviridae

item Harrison, Robert - Bob
item HERNIOU, ELISABETH - Institut De Recherche En Sciencies De La Sante
item JEHLE, JOHANNES - Julius Kuhn Institute
item THEILMANN, DAVID - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item BURAND, JOHN - University Of Massachusetts
item Becnel, James
item KRELL, PETER - University Of Guelph
item VAN OERS, MONIQUE - Wageningen University
item Mowery, Joseph
item Bauchan, Gary

Submitted to: Journal of General Virology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/11/2018
Publication Date: 9/1/2018
Citation: Harrison, R.L., Herniou, E.A., Jehle, J.A., Theilmann, D.A., Burand, J.P., Becnel, J.J., Krell, P.J., Van Oers, M.M., Mowery, J.D., Bauchan, G.R. 2018. ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Baculoviridae. Journal of General Virology. 99:1185-1186.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Baculoviridae is a family of large viruses with circular dsDNA genomes ranging from 80 to 180 kbp. Virions consist of enveloped rod-shaped nucleocapsids and are embedded in distinctive occlusion bodies measuring 0.15 to 15 µm. The occlusion bodies consist of a matrix composed of a single viral protein expressed at high levels during infection. Members of this family exclusively infect larvae of insect orders Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Diptera. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Baculoviridae which is available at