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“Megavirales”, a proposed new order for eukaryotic nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses
The nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDVs) comprise a monophyletic group of viruses that infect animals and diverse unicellular eukaryotes. The NCLDV group includes the families Poxviridae,Expand
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Venom proteins from endoparasitoid wasps and their role in host-parasite interactions.
Endoparasitoids introduce a variety of factors into their host during oviposition to ensure successful parasitism. These include ovarian and venom fluids that may be accompanied by viruses andExpand
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Induction and transmission of Bacillus thuringiensis tolerance in the flour moth Ephestia kuehniella.
The use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) endotoxins to control insect vectors of human diseases and agricultural pests is threatened by the possible evolution of resistance in major pest species. InExpand
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A calreticulin-like protein from endoparasitoid venom fluid is involved in host hemocyte inactivation.
During oviposition, most endoparasitoid wasps inject maternal factors into their hosts to interfere with host immune reactions and ensure successful development of their progeny. Since encapsulationExpand
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A serine proteinase homolog venom protein from an endoparasitoid wasp inhibits melanization of the host hemolymph.
Activation of prophenoloxidase (proPO) in insects is a defense mechanism against intruding microorganisms and parasites. Pattern recognition molecules induce activation of an enzymatic cascadeExpand
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Host haemocyte inactivation by an insect parasitoid: transient expression of a polydnavirus gene.
Polydnaviruses produced by the hymenopteran endoparasitoid Cotesia rubecula are deposited together with the egg into the lepidopteran host Pieris rapae and are apparently involved in the suppressionExpand
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MicroRNA functions in insects.
  • S. Asgari
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Insect biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 1 April 2013
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are generated in all eukaryotes and viruses. Their role as master regulators of gene expression in various biological processes has only been fullyExpand
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Isolation and characterization of a novel venom protein from an endoparasitoid, Cotesia rubecula (Hym: Braconidae).
Insects are important vectors of diseases with remarkable immune defense capabilities. Hymenopteran endoparasitoids are adapted to overcome the host defense system and, therefore, are useful sourcesExpand
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Deep sequencing-based transcriptome analysis of Plutella xylostella larvae parasitized by Diadegma semiclausum
BackgroundParasitoid insects manipulate their hosts' physiology by injecting various factors into their host upon parasitization. Transcriptomic approaches provide a powerful approach to study insectExpand
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Zika virus alters the microRNA expression profile and elicits an RNAi response in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Zika virus (ZIKV), a flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti, has recently spread globally in an unprecedented fashion, yet we have a poor understanding of host-microbe interactions in thisExpand
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