The Molecular Basis of Baculovirus Host Range

  • Lois K. Miller
  • Albert Lu
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)


Because baculoviruses are currently important in a broad spectrum of biotechnologies ranging from biological pest control to gene expression vectors, an understanding of the molecular basis of the restriction of the replication of individual members of this virus family to a relatively small number of species is important. Understanding the nature of such host range restrictions will allow more accurate predictions regarding the potential effects of modifying the viral genomes and the impact of such modifications on the ability of the viruses to infect beneficial or nontarget organisms.


Host Range Insect Cell Insect Cell Line Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Midgut Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lois K. Miller
    • 1
  • Albert Lu
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Entomology and GeneticsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.DuPont Agricultural ProductsDuPont Stine-Haskell Research CenterNewarkUSA

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