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Characterization of a granulovirus isolated from Epinotia aporema Wals. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) larvae

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alina Goldberg Cavalleri


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A granulovirus (GV) isolated from Epinotia aporema (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)-a major soybean pest-was studied in terms of its main morphological, biochemical, and biological properties. The ovoidal occlusion bodies were 466 by 296 nm in size, and their most prominent protein had an apparent molecular mass of 29 kDa. Its amino-terminal sequence was remarkably homologous to that of the granulins of other GVs. The DNA genome size was estimated to be 120 kbp. The high specificity and pathogenicity of this newly described granulovirus (EpapGV) indicate that it is indeed a good candidate for the biological control of this pest.

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Author(s): Goldberg AV; Sciocco-Cap A; Parola AD; Ghiringhelli PD; Romanowski V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Year: 2001

Volume: 67

Issue: 8

Pages: 3702-3706

ISSN (print): 0099-2240

ISSN (electronic): 1098-5336

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology


DOI: 10.1128/AEM.67.8.3702-3706.2001

Notes: 0099-2240 Journal Article


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