Baculoviruses-- re-emerging biopesticides.

  title={Baculoviruses-- re-emerging biopesticides.},
  author={Boguslaw Szewczyk and Liliana Hoyos-Carvajal and Maria Paluszek and Iwona Skrzecz and Marlinda Lobo de Souza},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  volume={24 2},
Biological control of agricultural pests has gained importance in recent years due to increased pressure to reduce the use of agrochemicals and their residues in the environment and food. Viruses of a few families are known to infect insects but only those belonging to the highly specialized family Baculoviridae have been used as biopesticides. They are safe to people and wildlife, their specificity is very narrow. Their application as bioinsecticides was limited until recently because of their… CONTINUE READING