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Iridovirus and cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus in the freshwater daphnid Simocephalus expinosus

Naturevolume 254pages327328 (1975) | Download Citation

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AN iridovirus and a cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus have been found as the cause of disease in the freshwater daphnid, Simocephalus expinosus, collected in Florida (Fig. 1). Although both types of virus were originally reported from insects1–3 and are now well known insect virus types4, neither has been reported before from the Crustacea. Iridoviruses have been reported from other invertebrates and from some vertebrates5, however, cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses have been reported only from insects.

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  1. Division of Biological Control, University of California, Riverside, California, 92502

    • BRIAN A. FEDERICI
  2. US Department of Agriculture, Insects Affecting Man Research Laboratory, Gainesville, Florida, 32604

    • EDWIN I. HAZARD

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