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Detection and characterization of Wolbachia infections in laboratory and natural populations of different species of tsetse flies (genus Glossina)
BackgroundWolbachia is a genus of endosymbiotic α-Proteobacteria infecting a wide range of arthropods and filarial nematodes. Wolbachia is able to induce reproductive abnormalities such asExpand
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Exploitation of the Medfly Gut Microbiota for the Enhancement of Sterile Insect Technique: Use of Enterobacter sp. in Larval Diet-Based Probiotic Applications
The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata, is a pest of worldwide substantial economic importance, as well as a Tephritidae model for sterile insect technique (SIT) applications. TheExpand
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NS-3 Protein of the Junonia coenia Densovirus Is Essential for Viral DNA Replication in an Ld 652 Cell Line and Spodoptera littoralis Larvae
ABSTRACT The genome of Junonia coenia densovirus (JcDNV) shares with members of the genus Densovirus the property of possessing structural (VP) and nonstructural (NS) genes in opposite orientations.Expand
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Analysis of the transcription strategy of the Junonia coenia densovirus (JcDNV) genome.
The Junonia coenia densovirus (JcDNV) has an ambisense genome with the structural (VP) and nonstructural (NS) genes located in the 5' half on opposite strands. Northern blot analysis of Ld652 cellsExpand
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Genome Analysis of a Glossina pallidipes Salivary Gland Hypertrophy Virus Reveals a Novel, Large, Double-Stranded Circular DNA Virus
ABSTRACT Several species of tsetse flies can be infected by the Glossina pallidipes salivary gland hypertrophy virus (GpSGHV). Infection causes salivary gland hypertrophy and also significantlyExpand
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Hytrosaviridae: a proposal for classification and nomenclature of a new insect virus family
Salivary gland hypertrophy viruses (SGHVs) have been identified from different dipteran species, such as the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes (GpSGHV), the housefly Musca domestica (MdSGHV) and theExpand
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Two viruses that cause salivary gland hypertrophy in Glossina pallidipes and Musca domestica are related and form a distinct phylogenetic clade.
Glossina pallidipes and Musca domestica salivary gland hypertrophy viruses (GpSGHV and MdSGHV) replicate in the nucleus of salivary gland cells causing distinct tissue hypertrophy and reduction ofExpand
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Development of a non-destructive PCR method for detection of the salivary gland hypertrophy virus (SGHV) in tsetse flies.
A PCR based diagnostic method to detect salivary gland hypertrophy virus (SGHV) in tsetse flies is described. Two sets of primers GpSGHV1F/GpSGHV1R and GpSGHV2F/GpSGHV2R were selected from aExpand
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Dynamics of the salivary gland hypertrophy virus in laboratory colonies of Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae).
Many species of tsetse flies are infected by a virus that causes salivary gland hypertrophy (SGH) and the virus isolated from Glossina pallidipes (GpSGHV) has recently been sequenced. Flies with SGHExpand
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Tsetse Salivary Gland Hypertrophy Virus: Hope or Hindrance for Tsetse Control?
Many species of tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) are infected with a virus that causes salivary gland hypertrophy (SGH), and flies with SGH symptoms have a reduced fecundity and fertility. TheExpand
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