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Baculoviridae

Baculoviridae


The Baculovirus is from a family of large, rod shaped viruses. It is easily broken down into two major subgroups, according to the nucleocapsoidal arrangements within the actual cell itself. Although the virus does not typically affect humans directly, it can be seen in major forms of scientific research, including artificial protein production as well as vaccinations.

Infection from this virus, most often occurs within insect species feeding of the the leaves of infected plants. Infection typically occurs within young, near larval moths. Fortunately enough, this particular virus is not known to inhabit mammalian lifeforms.

This particular virus is also responsible for the historical 'wilting disease' of the silkworm during the sixteenth century. Seen below is a close up microscopic photo image of the virus.






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