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Genome Sequence of a Baculovirus Pathogenic forCulex nigripalpus
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The striking difference in genome organization, the low level of conservation of homologous genes, and the lack of many genes conserved in other baculoviruses suggest a large evolutionary distance between CuniNPV and lepidopteran baculinuses. Expand
Microsporidian genome analysis reveals evolutionary strategies for obligate intracellular growth.
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It is found that all microsporidia lost the tumor-suppressor gene retinoblastoma and transporters that could import nucleosides to fuel rapid growth, and analysis of genome polymorphisms revealed evidence for a sexual cycle that may provide genetic diversity to alleviate problems caused by clonal growth. Expand
Proteins Associated with Culex nigripalpus Nucleopolyhedrovirus Occluded Virions
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Half of the 44 polypeptide sequences identified in this analysis were unique open reading frames (ORFs) encoded by the CuniNPV genome and did not show similarity to any other sequences present in protein databases. Expand
Contrasting host–pathogen interactions and genome evolution in two generalist and specialist microsporidian pathogens of mosquitoes
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Transcriptional profiling of mosquito immune responses reveals that response to infection by E. aedis differs dramatically depending on the mode of infection, and that antimicrobial defensins may play a general role in mosquito defense against Microsporidia. Expand
Seasonality, prevalence and pathogenicity of the gregarine Ascogregarina taiwanensis (Apicomplexa: Lecudinidae) in mosquitoes from Florida.
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Aedes albopictus larvae collected in Gainesville, FL, were infected with the gregarine Ascogregarina taiwanensis, which has little short-term impact on the mortality of the 3 most common container-inhabiting mosquito species in Florida, but the long- term impact on overall host population regulation has yet to be determined. Expand
Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Mosquito Parasitic Microsporidia (Microsporidia: Amblyosporidae)1
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Comparative phylogenetic analysis showed a correspondence between the mosquito host genera and their Amblyospora parasite species, and by sequence analysis of small subunit rDNA from spores, identified the alternate copepod host for four species of AmblyOSpora. Expand
Morphological and molecular evidence that Culex nigripalpus baculovirus is an unusual member of the family Baculoviridae.
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Evidence is presented that a newly discovered mosquito virus from Culex nigripalpus is an unusual member of the family BACULOVIRIDAE and that, awaiting additional data to clarify its taxonomic status, it may be a member of a new genus within the family baculoviruses. Expand
Genome of Invertebrate Iridescent Virus Type 3 (Mosquito Iridescent Virus)
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The genome sequence and comparative analysis of a field isolate of Invertebrate iridescent virus type 3 (IIV-3), currently the sole member of the genus Chloriridovirus, indicate that IIV-3 is distantly related to other IV genera. Expand
Microsporidia in Insects
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This chapter highlights the biological and life cycle features of entomogenous microsporidia and provides some basic information on their taxonomic distribution and diagnostic information which is primarily restricted to the features of sporulation and the spore. Expand
P53-Mediated Rapid Induction of Apoptosis Conveys Resistance to Viral Infection in Drosophila melanogaster
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Using in vivo mosquito models and the native route of infection, it is found that there is a rapid induction of reaper-like pro-apoptotic genes within a few hours following exposure to DNA or RNA viruses, and it is shown that the rapid induction of apoptosis is responsible for preventing the expression of viral genes and blocking the infection. Expand
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