The ecdysteroid UDP-glucosyltransferase gene of Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus alters the moulting and metamorphosis of a non-target insect, the silkworm, Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera, Bombycidae).

@article{Shikata1998TheEU,
  title={The ecdysteroid UDP-glucosyltransferase gene of Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus alters the moulting and metamorphosis of a non-target insect, the silkworm, Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera, Bombycidae).},
  author={Masamitsu Shikata and Hiroaki Shibata and Michiharu Sakurai and Yoshitaka Sano and Yoshifumi Hashimoto and Tsuguo Matsumoto},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 ( Pt 6)},
  pages={1547-51}
}
The Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) does not infect the silkworm and molecular studies on silkworm insusceptibility have not been performed. In cultured cells of the silkworm, the expression of viral genes has been reported. The expression of AcMNPV genes and their effect in vivo and in vitro was studied. In this study, the early gene, the ecdysteroid UDP-glucosyltransferase (egt) gene of AcMNPV, which inactivates the insect moulting hormone by sugar conjugation, was… CONTINUE READING