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bac·u·lo·vi·rus

(bak'yū-lō-vī'rŭs),
A virus that infects insect cells; used extensively in expression systems for recombinant proteins that require eukaryotic processing systems.
[L. baculum, rod, + virus]

baculovirus

(băk″ū-lō-vī′rŭs) [L. baculum, staff, walking stick + ″]
A double-stranded DNA virus that infects insects. It has been used experimentally in recombinant DNA technology, e.g., in manufacturing vaccines.

baculovirus

group of rod-shaped, double-stranded, DNA viruses which infect and kill a large number of different invertebrate species especially insects, including Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Neuroplera, Trichoptera, Coleoptera and Homoptera, and also prawns; used as biocontrol agents, sometimes following genetic engineering of the virus.
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Since both recombinent proteins were not HIS- Tagged therefore it was not possible to purify these proteins and lysates of SF21 infected with two baculoviruses were used.
The genome sequence and evolution of baculoviruses.
Recombinant baculoviruses in which the polyhedrin promoter has been replaced with a mammalian promoter, termed BacMam viruses, were originally designed as potential new gene therapy delivery vehicles.
With an eye to worldwide marketing, several companies are developing technology to mass-produce baculoviruses in cultures of insect cells rather than in whole insects.
Bioinsecticides" consists of discussions of Neem and related natural products, fermentation derived insecticides, Bacillus thuringiensis, transgenic plants expressing toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis, mycoinsecticides for use in control of insect pests, entomopathogenic nematodes, baculoviruses, and joint action by some of these agents in insect control.
A modified droplet feeding method for rapid assay of Bacillus thuringiensis and baculoviruses in noctuid larvae.
Interactions between Pathogenic Baculoviruses and Polydnaviruses / Nancy Beckage
Baculoviruses are a class of large, double-stranded DNA viruses that infect only invertebrate hosts and have been developed as environmentally safe biological control agents (Park et al.
Baculoviruses have shown to be a good tool for insect pest control.
Characterization of self-assembled virus-like particles of ferret hepatitis E virus generated by recombinant baculoviruses.
Inactivation of nonoccluded an occluded baculoviruses and baculoviruses DNA exposed to simulated sunlight.