Sequence and organization of the Spodoptera exigua multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus genome.

The nucleotide sequence of the DNA genome of Spodoptera exigua multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (SeMNPV), a group II NPV, was determined and analysed. The genome contains 135611 bp and has a G+C content of 44 mol%. Computer-assisted analysis revealed 139 ORFs of 150 nucleotides or larger; 103 have homologues in Autographa californica MNPV (AcMNPV) and a… (More)