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Main Title Membranous Labyrinth in Baculovirus-Infected Crustacean Cells: Possible Roles in Viral Reproduction.
Author Couch., J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/423;
Stock Number PB90-245747
Additional Subjects Shrimps ; Cells(Biology) ; Mitochondria ; Cell nucleus ; Reprints ; Baculovirus penaei ; Membranous labyrinth ; Virus reproduction ; Biological transport ; Adenosine triphosphatase ; Viral DNA ; Virions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-245747 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
The origins and morphogenesis of the membranous labyrinth (ML) in Baculovirus penaei (BP) infected cells of penaeid shrimps (Crustacea:Decapoda) are described. It is hypothesized that, because of the close parallel and concurrent development of the ML and virus reproduction, and other evidence, the ML is virus-induced and controlled and may play at least three roles in the virus reproductive strategy: (1) provides a conduit or transport system for viral or occlusion body precursors from cytoplasm to nucleus; (2) provides increased membrane surface and volume for increased ATPase activity (related to energy demand for virus reproduction and transport of viral products); and (3) provides a mechanism for cell collapse and release of virus and occlusion bodies at end of virus reproduction period. Possible experimental methods with which to determine the functional role of the ML are discussed and implications for such a system for nuclear, DNA, viruses are considered.