Insect virology is a very dynamic field due to the continuous discovery of new viruses and new host-pathogen relationships. While viruses originally were thought to be restricted to a few specific insect groups, it is now apparent that they can infect representatives of many insect orders. Viruses very similar to those attacking insects have also been reported in mites, shrimp, and even some vertebrates. Widespread use of these viruses is now being discussed, and safety considerations for the baculoviruses have already been examined (Summers et al., 1975).
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