Molecular characterization of Agrotis segetum nucleopolyhedrovirus from Poland

A.K. Jakubowska, M.M. van Oers, J. Ziemnicka, J.J. Lipa, J.M. Vlak

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The turnip moth, Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), is an important pest insect in Europe, Asia, and Africa. We have genetically characterized and classified a nucleopolyhedrovirus isolated from A. segetum larvae in Poland (AgseNPV-P). The restriction pattern of AgseNPV-P was distinct from an isolate from England/France (AgseNPV-UK and AgseNPV-F). Sequence analysis of three conserved baculovirus genes, polyhedrin, lef-8 and pif-2, revealed that AgseNPV-P differs substantially from the already described NPVs isolated from A. segetum and possibly represents a new NPV species. Phylogenetic analysis placed AgseNPV-P among group II NPVs and showed the closest relationship to Agrotis ipsilon (Agip) NPV and Spodoptera exigua (Se) MNPV
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • nuclear polyhedrosis-virus
  • spodoptera-exigua
  • granulosis-virus
  • genome sequence
  • black cutworm
  • lepidoptera
  • noctuidae
  • susceptibility
  • baculoviruses
  • efficacy

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