characteristics influence the presence of baculovirus
populations in soil?
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A laboratory study by
Christian et al. (2006) has suggested that certain minerals may
influence the stability of insect pathogenic viruses, particularly
occluded viruses such as nucleopolyhedroviruses and granuloviruses
Distribution of Spodoptera frugiperda multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (SfMNPV) in soils from maize fields in southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Positive samples (green dots) for virus occlusion bodies (OBs) and negative samples (blue dots) are shown in relation to the geological characteristics of the sample site. [Map designed by H. Weissenberger, ECOSUR, LAIGE ]
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ecology of baculovirus occlusion
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