• Characterization of the genome ofOryctes baculovirus, a viral biocide of the insect pestOryctes rhinoceros

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      Baculovirus genome; Oryctes baculovirus ; Oryctes rhinoceros, viral biocide

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      Oryctes baculovirus is a viral biocide exploited for the control of the insect pestOryctes rhinoceros. We have recently established a physical map of the genome of the Indian isolate ofOryctes baculovirus (OBV-KI). Here we examine the genomic relatedness between OBV-KI and OBV-PV505, the type isolate (originally from the Philippines), by DNA reassociation kinetics and by the use of restriction endonucleases. On the basis of differences in restriction-enzyme profiles between the two genomes, and previously reported differences in protein profiles and antigenic makeup, we propose the taxonomic status of a variant ofOryctes baculovirus for the Indian isolate

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      K S Mohan1 K P Gopinathan1

      1. Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology and Centre for Genetic Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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