iridescent virus

ir·i·des·cent vi·rus

an insect virus in the family Iridoviridae.
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The team discovered that a fungus, Nosema ceranae, and a virus, invertebrate iridescent virus (IIV), were both present in all the colonies that collapsed.
Using analytical equipment, researchers discovered through spectroscopic analysis evidence of a moth virus called insect iridescent virus (IIV) 6 and a fungal parasite called Nosema.The insect virus is closely related to another virus that wiped out bee populations 20 years ago in India, he said.