Spodoptera littoralis type B nucleopolyhedrovirus infection of a grasshopper cell line.

We determined that the type B nucleopolyhedrovirus of the Egyptian cottonworm, Spodoptera littoralis (SpliNPV), can infect a cell line derived from a grasshopper. We compared the infectivity of SpliNPV in two lepidopteran cell lines (Sf9 and Md210) and in a cell line (MSE4) derived from the western migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Orthoptera… (More)