Infection of Termites by Spodoptera liftoralis Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus

  title={Infection of Termites by Spodoptera liftoralis Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus},
  author={Ahlam A. Al Fazairy and Fatin Aminah Hassan},
  journal={International Journal of Tropical Insect Science},
A nuclear polyhedrosis virus isolated from the Egyptian cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis, was found to infect termite castes of Kalotermes flavicollis. Laboratory studies indicated that no specific trend toward mortality responses among the different individuals of termites was noted. All test castes of termites, young, middle-sized, old and reproductive nymphs, and soldiers, were quite equal in their response to the virus infection, regardless of whether the virus concentration was high… 

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