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polydnavirus

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polydnavirus (plural polydnaviruses)

  1. An insect virus that integrates itself inside a wasp genome.
    • 2009 February 13, Donald B. Stoltz & James B. Whitfield, “VIROLOGY: Making Nice with Viruses[1], Science, volume 323, number 5916, DOI:10.1126/science.1169808, pages 884-885: 
      Interestingly, a putative relationship between bracoviruses (one of the two major recognized polydnavirus lineages) and Oryctes rhinoceros virus was suggested about 30 years ago, on the basis of a remarkable structural resemblance.