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The complete genome sequence of an alphabaculovirus from Spodoptera exempta, an agricultural pest of major economic significance in Africa. 2019. Escasa, S.R.; Harrison, R.L.; Mowery, J.D.; Bauchan, G.R.; Cory, J.S. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0209937.

Year: 2019

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39811

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1371/journal. pone.0209937

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The African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta, occurs throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. It is a major pest in southern and eastern Africa, where it feeds on a variety of cultivated and pasture species of grasses and cereals. Spodoptera exempta nucleopolyhedrovirus (SpexNPV) is a viral pathogen of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta. SpexNPV has been evaluated as a potential insecticide for control of this pest and has served as the subject of research on baculovirus pathology and transmission.