Interactions between an injected polydnavirus and per os baculovirus in gypsy moth larvae
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Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 114(2): 158-160.
Larval gypsy moths, Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera:Lymantriidae) were co-infected with the L. dispar nucleopolyhedrovirus (LdMNPV) and the Cotesia melanoscela (Hymenoptera:Braconidae) polydnavirus (CmeBV). CmeBV was given along with a parasitoid egg and calyx products in a stinging event, or in the form of an injection of calyx-derived extract. LdMNPV was delivered per os, integrated into artificial diet. Mortality from all sources was recorded over the subsequent three-week period. Neither parasitism nor injections of purified CmeBV with toxin had any effect on the amount of mortality caused by concurrent challenges with LdMNPV.
KeywordsPolydnavirus, Baculovirus, LdMNPV, Lymantria dispar, Insect immunity, CmeBV
D'Amico, V.; Podgwaite, J.D.; Zerillo, R.; Taylor, P.; Fuester, R. 2013. Interactions between an injected polydnavirus and per os baculovirus in gypsy moth larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 114(2): 158-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2013.07.009.