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Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
There has been an effort over the last decade to enhance the effectiveness of wild-type baculoviruses using genetic engineering. Wild-type viruses are extremely sensitive to sunlight-ultraviolet, but, what about engineered, recombinant baculoviruses? We found that insertion of a foreign gene did not result in recombinant baculoviruses being more or less sensitive to simulated sunlight-UV than a parental wild-type baculovirus. The half-life of activity for all recombinants and the wild-type parental isolate we tested was within that previously reported for other baculoviruses.
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Ignoffo, C. M.; Garcia, C.; Bonning, Bryony C.; Herman, R.; and Hammock, Bruce D., "Simulated Sunlight-UV Sensitivity of Engineered Juvenile Hormone Esterase and Scorpion Toxin Recombinants of the Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus of Autographa californica" (1997). Entomology Publications. 23.