|Title||ICTV virus taxonomy profile : Baculoviridae|
|Author(s)||Harrison, Robert L.; Herniou, Elisabeth A.; Jehle, Johannes A.; Theilmann, David A.; Burand, John P.; Becnel, James J.; Krell, Peter J.; Oers, Monique M. van; Mowery, Joseph D.; Bauchan, Gary R.; Lefkowitz, Elliot J.; Davison, Andrew J.; Siddell, Stuart G.; Simmonds, Peter; Sabanadzovic, Sead; Smith, Donald B.; Orton, Richard J.; Harrach, Balázs|
|Source||Journal of General Virology 99 (2018)9. - ISSN 0022-1317 - p. 1185 - 1186.|
Laboratory of Virology
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||Baculoviridae - ICTV Report - Taxonomy|
The family Baculoviridae comprises large viruses with circular dsDNA genomes ranging from 80 to 180 kbp. The virions consist of enveloped, rod-shaped nucleocapsids and are embedded in distinctive occlusion bodies measuring 0.15–5 µm. The occlusion bodies consist of a matrix composed of a single viral protein expressed at high levels during infection. Members of this family infect exclusively larvae of the insect orders Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and Diptera. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Baculoviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/baculoviridae.