Cytopathology

Cells of the rectum of Bombyx mori affected by experimental inoculation with Alphabaculovirus

S. A. Vessaro-Silva, Brancalhão, R. M. C., Baggio, M. P. D., and Ribeiro, L. F. C., Cells of the rectum of Bombyx mori affected by experimental inoculation with Alphabaculovirus, vol. 13, pp. 6885-6891, 2014.

Bombyx mori is an insect whose cocoon is used in the sericulture industry, which is an important activity in parts of southern Brazil. When parasitized by Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV) of the genus Alphabaculovirus (alphaBV), it develops nuclear polyhedrosis disease. In Brazil, an alphaBV was isolated from larvae of B. mori and various target tissues were identified. However, how this geographic viral isolate affects the rectum of silk moths was unknown.

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