Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub


    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.

    Publication Notes

    • Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
    • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
    • During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
    • Please contact Sharon Hobrla, if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    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.

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page