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On the classification and nomenclature of baculoviruses: A proposal for revision
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Comparisons of 29 baculovirus genomes indicated that bacULovirus phylogeny followed the classification of the hosts more closely than morphological traits that have previously been used for classification of this virus family. Expand
The genome sequence and evolution of baculoviruses.
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Comparative analysis of the complete genome sequences of 13 baculoviruses revealed a core set of 30 genes, 20 of which have known functions, which provided evidence for two putative DNA repair systems and for viral proteins specific for infection of lymantrid hosts. Expand
Use of Whole Genome Sequence Data To Infer Baculovirus Phylogeny
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This analysis highlighted the fluid nature of baculovirus genomes, with evidence of frequent genome rearrangements and multiple gene content changes during their evolution, and several phylogenetic methods based on whole genome sequence data were evaluated. Expand
The Ecology and Evolution of Insect Baculoviruses
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Analysis of the dynamic interactions between insects and baculoviruses, and their compatibility for laboratory and field testing, focusing on emerging areas of interest and studies relating to field populations. Expand
Flexible diet choice offsets protein costs of pathogen resistance in a caterpillar
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It is found that dietary protein influenced both resistance to pathogen attack and constitutive immune function to a greater extent than did dietary carbohydrate, indicating higher protein costs of resistance than energy costs. Expand
Density-dependent prophylaxis and condition-dependent immune function in Lepidopteran larvae: a multivariate approach
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This study uses a multivariate approach to quantify relative variation in the allocation of resources to immunity associated with both rearing density and cuticular colour in a phase-polyphenic Lepidopteran species (Spodoptera littoralis Boisduval). Expand
Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of a baculovirus population within an individual insect host.
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This work investigates the genotypic and phenotypic variation of an insect baculovirus infection within a single insect host and demonstrates that the variants differed significantly in both pathogenicity and speed of kill. Expand
Ancient Coevolution of Baculoviruses and Their Insect Hosts
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The specialization of distinct virus lineages to particular insect orders suggests ancient coevolutionary interactions between baculoviruses and their hosts. Expand
Vertical transmission of sublethal granulovirus infection in the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella
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The data indicate that low‐level persistent infection, with at least limited gene expression, can occur in P. interpunctella following survival of a granulovirus challenge, and believes that this is the first demonstration of a persistent, sublethal infection by a baculov virus to be initiated by a sublethal virus dose. Expand
Plant-mediated effects in insect-pathogen interactions.
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Plants have an important role in the evolution of insect-pathogen relationships and a tritrophic perspective should thus be incorporated into the study of insects and their pathogens. Expand
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