Jornal of Invertebrate Pathology (1988) 51, 157-160

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Bernhard Zelazny, Moti L. Autar, Rajendra Singh and Louise A. Malone (1988)
Papuana uninodis, a new host for the baculovirus of Oryctes
Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 51 (2), 157-160
Abstract: Small drops of homogenized midguts from baculovirus-infected Oryctes rhinoceros adults were placed on the mouths of adult taro beetles, Papuana uninodis. Baculovirus infections developed readily with beetles dying on average after 2 weeks. Transmission from infected to healthy P. uninodis adults was observed under laboratory conditions.
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Database assignments for author(s): Bernhard Zelazny

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Papuana uninodis Taro (Colocasia) Fiji Islands
Oryctes rhinoceros nudivirus (entomopathogen) Papuana uninodis Fiji Islands