Light at a fixed time period after infection is needed for Spodoptera exigua MNPV-induced tree-top disease

Y. Han, Stineke Van Houte, M.M. van Oers, V.I.D. Ros

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Abstract

Baculoviruses induce hypermobility and tree-top
disease in their caterpillar hosts to enhance their
transmission. Previously, we showed that the baculovirus
SeMNPV induced tree-top disease at 3 dpi in
Spodoptera exigua larvae and that light from above
plays a key role in triggering this behaviour. Here we
found that light was needed between 43-50 h post
infection to induce tree-top disease. We also showed
that light before this period did not affect the
final positions where the larvae died.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2016
Event28th Dutch Entomology Meeting, Ede, Netherlands - Reehorst, Ede, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Dec 201616 Dec 2016

Conference

Conference28th Dutch Entomology Meeting, Ede, Netherlands
CountryNetherlands
CityEde
Period16/12/1616/12/16

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