Horizontal transmission of Hz-2V by virus infected Helicoverpa zea moths.

@article{Burand2004HorizontalTO,
  title={Horizontal transmission of Hz-2V by virus infected Helicoverpa zea moths.},
  author={John P. Burand and Christopher P Rallis and Weijia Tan},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={128-31}
}
Helicoverpa zea female moths productively infected with Hz-2V have malformed reproductive tissues and are sterile. Virus replication in infected females occurs primarily in the reproductive tissues and culminates with the accumulation of virus-filled vesicles, which form plugs of virus covering the reproductive openings of these insects. The location of this large concentration of virus particles at the terminal abdominal segment of infected females suggests that it may serve as a source of… CONTINUE READING