Characterization of Spodoptera exigua multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus ORF17/18, a homologue of Xestia c-nigrum granulovirus ORF129.

@article{Ijkel2002CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of Spodoptera exigua multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus ORF17/18, a homologue of Xestia c-nigrum granulovirus ORF129.},
  author={W F Ijkel and Els C Roode and R. W. Goldbach and Just M. Vlak and Douwe Zuidema},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 Pt 11},
  pages={2857-67}
}
Spodoptera exigua multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (SeMNPV) contains a number of genes with a homologue found so far only in a distantly related baculovirus. One of these, SeMNPV ORF17/18 (Se17/18) shares 55% amino acid similarity to ORF129 of Xestia c-nigrum granulovirus (XcGV). Se17/18 was transcribed in cultured S. exigua 301 cells, as a polyadenylated… CONTINUE READING