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Family of INSECT VIRUSES which contain polyhedron-shaped or ovocylindrical occlusion bodies. The genera include ALPHABACULOVIRUS; GAMMABACULOVIRUS; and DELTABACULOVIRUS (commonly known as NUCLEOPOLYHEDROVIRUSES) and BETABACULOVIRUS (commonly known as GRANULOVIRUSES). Baculovirus vectors are used for expression of foreign genes in insects and as BIOPESTICIDES for controlling insect populations.

Year introduced: 1991

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Tree Number(s): B04.280.065, B04.525.100

MeSH Unique ID: D016367

Registry Number: txid10442

Entry Terms:

  • Baculovirus
  • Baculoviruses

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