Development of recombinant baculoviruses for insect control

Bryony C. Banning, Bruce D. Hammock

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In this review, we provide an overview of the current status of recombinant baculoviruses, describe the development of genetically engineered baculoviruses for use as rapid-action biological insecticides, and provide more detailed information on one particular set of recombinant viruses. The advantages and disadvantages of recombinant baculovirus insecticides, and the importance of risk-assessment studies of these genetically modified organisms, are reviewed. Finally the importance of sensible regulatory strategies to the success and future prospects of this technology is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-210
Number of pages20
JournalAnnual Review of Entomology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996


  • Genetic engineering
  • Insecticides
  • Nuclear polyhedrosis virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science


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