A polydnavirus from the spruce budworm parasitoid, Tranosema rostrale (Ichneumonidae).

@article{Cusson1998APF,
  title={A polydnavirus from the spruce budworm parasitoid, Tranosema rostrale (Ichneumonidae).},
  author={Michel Cusson and Christopher J. Lucarotti and Dustin S. Stoltz and Peter J. Krell and Daniel Doucet},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={
          50-6
        }
}
The calyx epithelium of the campoplegine wasp, Tranosema rostrale, contains typical ichneumonid polydnaviruses (PVs) that display an apparently uncommon association with the egg chorion. The latter structure features fine hair-like projections, longest around the egg's apices. In the lumen of the ovary, T. rostrale virus becomes lodged between these projections and forms a particulate coat around the egg. In the host, Choristoneura fumiferana, projections and associated virions are observed in… CONTINUE READING
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