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.