Characterization of bro-b Gene of Spodoptera litura Multicapsid Nucleopolyhedrovirus

  title={Characterization of bro-b Gene of Spodoptera litura Multicapsid Nucleopolyhedrovirus},
  author={Yingxue Gong and Zhaofei Li and Lihua Wang and Lijing Pan and Kai Xiang Yang and Y. -J. Pang},
  journal={Virus Genes},
Spodoptera litura multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (SpltMNPV) ORF125 (designated as the bro-b gene) is a member of the unique multigene family called the baculovirus repeated ORFs (bro) family. Computer-assisted analysis revealed that BRO-B contains a conserved Bro-N domain in its N-terminus and a single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) binding motif in the middle region. In vitro the bro-b gene transcription was present at 12 h post-infection (p.i.) and remained detectable up to 96 h p.i. Western blot… CONTINUE READING