Special Issue "Insect Viruses"

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A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Dawn Gundersen-Rindal
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory, Bldg. 011A, Rm. 214, BARC-West, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Website: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-45-37-00
E-Mail: dawn.gundersen-rindal@ars.usda.gov
Phone: +1 301 5045689
Fax: +1 301 5045104

Guest Editor
Dr. Robert L. Harrison
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory, Building 011A, Room 214, BARC-West, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
E-Mail: robert.l.harrison@ars.usda.gov
Phone: +1 301 504 5249
Fax: +1 301 504 5104

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Insects are the most numerous and diverse animals on the planet, and are attacked by a correspondingly wide variety of microorganisms.  This special issue of Viruses covers research on viruses that infect insects. Insect viruses have been the subject of basic research in virology and molecular biology and have been evaluated and deployed as safe, environmentally friendly means of controlling insect pests.  The largest and most studied group of insect viruses, the baculoviruses, has been developed into expression vectors that serve as invaluable tools for laboratory research and the production of vaccines and pharmaceuticals, and are currently being assessed as potential gene therapy vectors.  At the same time, insect viruses pose a significant threat to beneficial insects of great value, such as bees and silkworm moths.  The collection of reviews and original research papers in this special issue is intended to summarize and showcase current research on the diversity of viruses that are pathogenic for insects.

Dr. Dawn Gundersen-Rindal
Dr. Robert L. Harrison
Guest Editor

Published Papers (7 papers)

Viruses 2012, 4(1), 28-61; doi:10.3390/v4010028
Received: 29 November 2011; in revised form: 30 December 2011 / Accepted: 31 December 2011 / Published: 6 January 2012
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Viruses 2011, 3(12), 2425-2441; doi:10.3390/v3122425
Received: 16 November 2011; in revised form: 28 November 2011 / Accepted: 29 November 2011 / Published: 14 December 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(11), 2339-2350; doi:10.3390/v3112339
Received: 30 September 2011; in revised form: 12 November 2011 / Accepted: 14 November 2011 / Published: 21 November 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(11), 2301-2327; doi:10.3390/v3112301
Received: 23 August 2011; in revised form: 25 October 2011 / Accepted: 25 October 2011 / Published: 15 November 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(11), 2214-2222; doi:10.3390/v3112214
Received: 1 October 2011; in revised form: 26 October 2011 / Accepted: 3 November 2011 / Published: 10 November 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(11), 2047-2064; doi:10.3390/v3112047
Received: 2 September 2011; in revised form: 19 October 2011 / Accepted: 19 October 2011 / Published: 28 October 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(10), 1849-1869; doi:10.3390/v3101849
Received: 2 September 2011; in revised form: 15 September 2011 / Accepted: 19 September 2011 / Published: 10 October 2011
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