insect viruses

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in·sect vi·rus·es

viruses pathogenic for insects.
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While the same basic principles apply to all the in vitro studies, the different CD4 preparations were made with a variety of recombinant DNA methods, using either insect viruses or mammalian cells inserted with CD4 genes.
Researchers elsewhere have already genetically engineered insect viruses.
These new ventures, says researcher Hostetter, may speed the transformation of the celery looper microorganism and other promising insect viruses, as well, into marketable products.