The Insect Viruses

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 1998 - Medical - 413 pages
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There are over a million different species of insects, and individually they 8 outnumber humans by more than 10 to 1. Moreover, some insects live in close association with both plants and higher animals and naturally exchange viruses with them. It has even been speculated that viruses in general may have radiated through the plant and animal kingdoms from common insect origins. Be that as it may, since insects play pivotal roles in the biosphere, both to the benefit and detriment of mankind, they and the viruses that infect them are important subjects for study. Insects are infected by a diverse medley of viruses, and this volume focuses on those insect virus families that are found primarily or exclusively in insects. All major families of insect-selective viruses are covered except for the baculo­ viruses, which were described in a separate volume of The Viruses series. Included in this volume are the established families of insect viruses, the newly recognized ascovirus family, and the nudiviruses, which probably represent a separate family but currently remain unclassified. The coverage of arboviruses is limited to a single chapter that focuses on their potential utility as vectors and in insect control. Omitted for practical reasons are several individual insect viruses that have been described sporadically in the literature and probably represent novel virus families.
  

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Contents

Chapter
1
Entomopoxvirus Genome Structure
16
Biological Control
24
Chapter 2
31
Relationships among IVs
46
Use of Iridescent Viruses in Biocontrol
58
Chapter 3
69
Chapter 4
91
Tetravirus Structure and Function 208
221
Genome Organization and Molecular Biology
245
Viral Genetics
254
Conclusions and Summary
261
Chapter 9
269
Epidemiology and Ecology
292
Picornalike Viruses of Insects
301
The Picornalike Viruses of Hemipterans
317

Summary
102
Polydnavirus Gene Expression
124
Polydnavirus Evolution
131
Chapter 6
141
Molecular Biology of Densoviruses
158
Chapter 7
171
Chapter 10
172
Chapter 11
337
Synergisms
361
Chapter 12
371
Knockout of Bunyaviruses in Mosquitoes Using SIN Expression
386
Intracellular Immunization to DEN2 Virus
394
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