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    The field dynamics of some insect populations are strongly influenced by two types of insect viruses: the nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPVs) and the polydnaviruses (PDVs). Although greatly different in origin and mode of infection, both viruses produce considerable mortality directly and indirectly in the field, and have evolved reproductive strategies that use the same life stage of the same host insects. The life histories of these host insects are such that there are many opportunities for coinfection and competition between baculoviruses and polydnaviruses, although these relationships remain largely theoretical and unexplored.

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    D'Amico, Vincent; Slavicek, James. 2012. Interactions between nucleopolyhedroviruses and polydnaviruses in larval lepidoptera Chapter 8. In: Adoga, Moses, ed. Molecular virology. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech: 125-146.

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