Genetic engineering of insect viruses for insect biological control

N. Chejanovsky, J. Tal

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Insect viruses can be exploited for the biological control of insect pests and serve as well as vehicles for the introduction of 'foreign genes' into insect cells and insects. The present work describes some of the molecular events that take place during the replication of the Galleria mellonella densonucleosis virus in the insect host. Viral RNA and protein synthesis were monitored. An understanding of the virus biology is essential for further implementation of these viruses for biological control purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S25-S31
Issue number1 Supplement
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science


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