Applied Entomology and Zoology (2000) 35, 389-392

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C.M. Ignoffo, J.F.H. Wong, W.F. McCutchen, S.G. Saathoff and C. Garcia (2000)
Yields of occlusion bodies from Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) and Helicoverpa (Heliothis) zea (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) larvae fed wild or recombinant strains of baculoviruses
Applied Entomology and Zoology 35 (3), 389-392
Abstract: Larvae of Helicoverpa zea and Heliothis virescens fed recombinant strains of two nucleopolyhedroviruses (AcMNPV, HzSNPV), genetically engineered to express two different scorpion toxins, produced significantly lower numbers (ca. 4 to 10-fold lower) of occlusion bodies than larvae infected with the wild strain of these viruses. Lower yields of occlusion bodies were a manifestation of early larval paralysis caused by the toxin-expressing recombinant strains.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
genetical engin./transgenic plants


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Helicoverpa zea
Chloridea virescens
Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus (entomopathogen) Helicoverpa zea
Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus (entomopathogen) Chloridea virescens
Helicoverpa zea single nucleopolyhedrovirus (entomopathogen) Helicoverpa zea
Helicoverpa zea single nucleopolyhedrovirus (entomopathogen) Chloridea virescens