ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Baculoviridae

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  • © 2018 The Authors. The family Baculoviridae comprises large viruses with circular dsDNA genomes ranging from 80 to 180 kbp. The virions consist of enveloped, rod-shaped nucleocapsids and are embedded in distinctive occlusion bodies measuring 0.15–5 µm. The occlusion bodies consist of a matrix composed of a single viral protein expressed at high levels during infection. Members of this family infect exclusively larvae of the insect orders Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and Diptera. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Baculoviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/baculoviridae.
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  • Harrison RL; Herniou EA; Jehle JA; Theilmann DA; Burand JP; Becnel JJ; Krell PJ; van Oers MM; Mowery JD; Bauchan GR
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  • 1185
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  • 1186
  • Volume

  • 99
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  • 9