Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-3-2008

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Volume

19

DOI

10.3791/888

Abstract

Baculoviruses are widely used both as protein expression vectors and as insect pest control agents. This video shows how lepidopteran larvae can be infected with polyhedra by droplet feeding and diet plug-based bioassays. This accompanying Springer Protocols section provides an overview of the baculovirus lifecycle and use of baculoviruses as insecticidal agents, including discussion of the pros and cons for use of baculoviruses as insecticides, and progress made in genetic enhancement of baculoviruses for improved insecticidal efficacy.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Visualized Experiments 19 (2008): doi:10.3791/888. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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