Densovirus

Densovirus

Densoviruses are Arthropods' parvoviruses. They are small non-enveloped octaedric viruses (19-26 nm), with a 4-6 kb linear single strand DNA genome.
They are divided in 4 entomopathogenic genera living on different insect orders larvae, among them economic or medical interest species (crop pests Lepidoptera, vector mosquitos).

They could be used for biological control.

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Modification date: 17 July 2023 | Publication date: 14 July 2011 | By: M. Ogliastro