ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Baculoviridae

Robert L. Harrison*, Elisabeth A. Herniou, Johannes A. Jehle, David A. Theilmann, John P. Burand, James J. Becnel, Peter J. Krell, Monique M. van Oers, Joseph D. Mowery, Gary R. Bauchan, Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Andrew J. Davison, Stuart G. Siddell, Peter Simmonds, Sead Sabanadzovic, Donald B. Smith, Richard J. Orton, Balázs Harrach

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001107
Pages (from-to)1185-1186
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


  • Baculoviridae
  • ICTV Report
  • Taxonomy


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