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A family of viruses that multiply only in arthropods; its rod-shaped virions measure 30-35 nm by 250-400 nm; genomes are of double stranded, supercoiled DNA (90-160 kb). Baculovirus-derived vectors are frequently used to express foreign genes in insect cells.
[L. baculum, rod]
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The ac53, ac78, ac101, and ac103 genes are newly discovered core genes in the family Baculoviridae.
La familia Baculoviridae es la mas numerosa y ampliamente estudiada de todos los grupos de virus patogenos de insectos.
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