J Gen Virol 2017 Apr 28. Epub 2017 Apr 28.
1Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Envelope fusion proteins (F proteins) are major constituents of budded viruses (BVs) of alpha- and betabaculoviruses (Baculoviridae) and are essential for the systemic infection of insect larvae and insect cell culture. An f homologue gene is absent in gammabaculoviruses. Here we characterized the putative F-homologue (Cuni-F), encoded by (ORF) 104 of Culex nigripalpus nucleopolyhedrovirus (CuniNPV), the only deltabaculovirus member. Read More