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    Author(s): H. Alan Wood; Yu Zailin
    Date: 1991
    Source: IN: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 57.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Baculoviruses such as the Lymantria dispar nuclear polyhedrosis virus (LdMNPV) are ecologically attractive alternatives to chemical insect pesticides but have a slow rate of control. To overcome this we have developed and are field testing an environmentally acceptable strategy which can be used for the introduction and expression of pesticide-enhancing genes by baculoviruses. The field release data will be used to construct environmentally-safe, viral pesticides which have improved pesticidal properties and which will not persist in nature.

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    Wood, H. Alan; Zailin, Yu. 1991. Genetically-engineered baculovirus pesticides and their environmental safety. IN: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 57.

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