Pathogenicity and Characteristics of Spodoptera litura Nucleopolyhedrovirus from Peninsular Malaysia
Sajap, Ahmad Said and Kotulai, James R. and Abdul Bakir, Mohammad and Lau, Wei Hong and Abdul Samad, Norani and Abdul Kadir, Hussan (2000) Pathogenicity and Characteristics of Spodoptera litura Nucleopolyhedrovirus from Peninsular Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 23 (1). pp. 23-28. ISSN 1511-3701
A study on the characteristics of the Spodoptera litura nucleopolyhredovirus (SpltNPV) was carned out. The result shows that the virus was pathogenic and specific to its host, S. litura larva. It caused 96% larval mortality within a period of 10 days at a dosage of 6 x 1(jS PIBs/larva and did not affect lepidopteran larvae, Spirama retorta Clerck (Noctuidae) and bagworm, Pteroma pendulaJoannis (Psychidae). The polyhedra, varied in their shape, contained many virions with more than one nucleocapsid in a virion.
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