Penetration into caterpillar cells of virus-like particles injected during oviposition by parasitoid ichneumonid wasps.

Abstract

Particles originating from the ovarial calyx epithelium of two different species of ichneumonid wasp are injected into host caterpillars during oviposition. At 1 3/4 h post oviposition, many calyx fluid particles are either associated with or have oenetrated through the basement membranes surrounding various tissues. Shortly thereafter, apparently intact… (More)

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