Viruses (2020) 12 (10 - 1170)

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Anne-Nathalie Volkoff and Michel Cusson (2020)
The unconventional viruses of Ichneumonid parasitoid wasps
Viruses 12 (10 - 1170)
Abstract: To ensure their own immature development as parasites, ichneumonid parasitoid wasps use endogenous viruses that they acquired through ancient events of viral genome integration. Thousands of species from the campoplegine and banchine wasp subfamilies rely, for their survival, on their association with these viruses, hijacked from a yet undetermined viral taxon. Here, we give an update of recent findings on the nature of the viral genes retained from the progenitor viruses and how they are organized in the wasp genome.
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biocontrol - natural enemies
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general biology - morphology - evolution

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Hyposoter fugitivus (parasitoid)
Hyposoter didymator (parasitoid)
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