Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-105016 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 29 Aug 2013 last updated: 08 Aug 2014
Organism information
Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus
Family Baculoviridae
Genus Alphabaculovirus
Species Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus
  • AcMNPV
  • AcMNPV
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Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
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The nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV) which belongs to the sub group Baculoviruses is a virus affecting insects, predominantly moths and butterflies.

The virus enters the nucleus of infected cells, and reproduces until the cell is assimilated by the virus and produces crystals in the fluids of the host. These crystals will transfer the virus from one host to another.

The host will become visibly swollen with fluid containing the virus and will eventually die—turning black with decay.
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