Section 2
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Changes in DNA, RNA, protein and glycogen in the midgut of the silkworm, Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) , during the infection with a densonucleosis virus

Kobayashi, M.; Hashimoto, Y.; Mori, H.; Nagamine, T.

Applied Entomology and Zoology 21(3): 486-489


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-6862
Accession: 001543054

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The changes of several cell constituents in the mid-gut of larvae of Bombyx mori infected with B. mori densonucleosis virus was investigated. Newly ecdysed 4th-instar larvae were fed for 48 h on an artificial diet surface contaminated with the virus. The weights of the larval body and dissected mid-gut were 64 and 71% lower than those of uninfected larvae, respectively, 9 days after inoculation, and 5 of 8 infected larvae survived to the adult stage.

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