Baculoviruses: Molecular Biology and Replication (Baculoviridae)

Monique M. van Oers*

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An overview is presented of crucial biological processes in the baculovirus replication cycle, encompassing viral entry, gene expression, DNA replication, and virus particle assembly and release. Special attention is paid to the functions of the encoded viral proteins in the processes mentioned above. A genome map shows the location and conservation level of all genes in the archetype baculovirus Autographa californica (Ac) MNPV, while a table summarizes the function of non-core genes conserved in lepidopteran-infecting baculoviruses or in alphabaculoviruses only. Suggestions for further reading aim to introduce those new in this field into the wealth of related scientific literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Virology
EditorsDennis H. Bamford, Mark Zuckerman
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128145166
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • AcMNPV
  • Alphabaculovirus
  • Baculovirus
  • Budded virus
  • Core genes
  • Gene expression
  • Nucleopolyhedrovirus
  • Occlusion derived virus
  • Per os infectivity factors
  • Replication


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