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A virus disease of Ectropis crepusularia Schiff. (Geometridae: Lepidoptera) 1967. Morris, O.N. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 13(7): 855-858.

Year: 1967

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 27807

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1139/m67-112

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The morphology of a nuclear polyhedrosis virus of Ectropis crepuscularia Schiff., the histopathology of the disease, and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis during the disease process were studied. The polyhedral inclusions measure 1.4 µ in diameter with a range of 0.8–2.1 µ. The virus particles are rods measuring 319 mµ by 79 mµ with a range of 280–360 mµ by 70–110 mµ. DNA labelling and nuclear swelling follow the course of previously described polyhedrosis virus diseases.