ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Baculoviridae

Harrison, Robert L.; Herniou, Elisabeth A.; Jehle, Johannes A. GND; Theilmann, David A.; Burand, John P.; Becnel, James J.; Krell, Peter J.; van Oers, Monique M.; Mowery, Joseph D.; Bauchan, Gary R.; ICTV Report Consortium

The family Baculoviridae comprises large viruses with circular dsDNA genomes ranging from 80 to 180 kbp. The virions consist of enveloped, rod-shaped nucleocapsids and are embedded in distinctive occlusion bodies measuring 0.15–5 μm. The occlusion bodies consist of a matrix composed of a single viral protein expressed at high levels during infection. Members of this family infect exclusively larvae of the 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 www.ictv.global/report/baculoviridae.



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Harrison, Robert / Herniou, Elisabeth / Jehle, Johannes / et al: ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Baculoviridae. 2018.


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