Baculoviruses: General Features (Baculoviridae)

Vera I.D. Ros*

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Baculoviruses are insect-specific viruses with double-stranded DNA genomes. This article covers the nomenclature, morphology and genome organization of these viruses. The evolutionary origin is reviewed, along with the infection cycle, transmission pathways and host behavioral manipulation. Furthermore, the use of baculoviruses as expression vectors and as biological insecticides is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Virology
EditorsDennis H. Bamford, Mark Zuckerman
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128145166
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • AAV
  • adeno-associated virus
  • baculovirus expression vector
  • BEV
  • budded virus
  • BV
  • ecdysteroid UDP-glucosyl transferase
  • EGT
  • granulovirus
  • GV
  • homologous repeat region
  • hr
  • MNPV
  • multiple nucleocapsids per nucleopolyhedrovirus ODV virion
  • NPV
  • nucleopolyhedrovirus
  • OB
  • occlusion body
  • occlusion derived virus
  • ODV
  • per os infectivity factor
  • PIF
  • protein tyrosine phosphatase
  • PTP
  • single nucleocapsid per nucleopolyhedrovirus ODV virion
  • SNPV


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