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Main Title Characterization of shrimp baculovirus /
Author Summers, Max.
CORP Author Texas Univ. at Austin.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600/3-77-130
Stock Number PB-276 737
OCLC Number 03739237
Subjects Shrimps. ; Arboviruses. ; Baculoviruses. ; Arboviruses. ; Baculoviruses. ; Shrimps.
Additional Subjects Shrimps ; Viruses ; Aquatic animals ; Shellfish ; Arthropoda ; Crustacea ; Biochemistry ; Morphology ; Biology ; Serology ; Amino acids ; Deoxyribonucleic acids ; Biological pest control ; Penaeus duorarum ; DNA viruses ; Baculovirus ; Cell cultures ; Radioimmunoassay ; Immunodiffusion
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EHBD  EPA 600/3-77-130 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/16/2007
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-130 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-130 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/03/2014
EKCD  EPA 600/3-77-130 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/21/2015
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-130 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/31/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-130 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-276 737 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 35 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The research undertaken involved the partial characterization of a baculovirus of the pink shrimp, Penaeus duorarum. The significance of the study is related to the fact that the shrimp baculovirus is morphologically similar to insect vaculoviruses which were considered unique to insect arthropods prior to the discovery of shrimp nuclear polyhedrosis baculovirus (NPV). Further, insect baculoviruses are being developed and applied as microbial pesticides for the control of certain agricultural insect pests. Whereas the baculovirus diseases in pests of agricultural or medical importance are considered a desirable relationship, a baculovirus infection in shrimp is an undesirable one. Research included investigations of the biochemical, structural, and, where appropriate, biological properties of the shrimp virus as compared to those of known and characterized properties of insect baculoviruses, both granulosis and NPVs. Evidence for any structural relatedness of the shrimp NPV to insect NPVs has been confirmed in cross-reactions of purified shrimp NPV polyhedrin and infected shrimp tissues to insect baculovirus antisera.
"This report was sbmitted in fulfillment of contract no. R-803395 by the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection agency"--P. iv. Nov. 1977. Bibliography: p. 34-35.