Canadian Forest Service Publications

The development of spindle inclusions of Choristoneura fumiferana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) infected with entomopox virus. 1974. Bird, F.T. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 23:325-332.

Year: 1974

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 34341

Language: English

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Spindle shaped crystals from 0.1 to 0.5 ┬Ám in length develop in the cytoplasm of cells infected with entomopox virus. They become enclosed in membranes and are occluded with entomopox virions in the formation of polyhedra. Large protein masses that develop in the cytoplasm of infected cells appear to be the source of rotein for both polyhedra and spindles.