Polydnaviruses of Braconid Wasps Derive from an Ancestral Nudivirus

@article{Bzier2009PolydnavirusesOB,
  title={Polydnaviruses of Braconid Wasps Derive from an Ancestral Nudivirus},
  author={A. B{\'e}zier and Marc Annaheim and Juline Herbini{\`e}re and Christoph Wetterwald and G. Gyapay and S. Bernard-Samain and P. Wincker and I. Roditi and M. Heller and Maya Belghazi and Rita Pfister-Wilhem and G. P{\'e}riquet and C. Dupuy and E. Huguet and Anne-Nathalie Volkoff and B. Lanzrein and Jean-Michel Drezen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323},
  pages={926 - 930}
}
  • A. Bézier, Marc Annaheim, +14 authors Jean-Michel Drezen
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Many species of parasitoid wasps inject polydnavirus particles in order to manipulate host defenses and development. Because the DNA packaged in these particles encodes almost no viral structural proteins, their relation to viruses has been debated. Characterization of complementary DNAs derived from braconid wasp ovaries identified genes encoding subunits of a viral RNA polymerase and structural components of polydnavirus particles related most closely to those of nudiviruses—a sister group of… CONTINUE READING

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