Exploring sub-lethal effects of exposure to a nucleopolyhedrovirus in the speckled wood (Pararge aegeria) butterfly
Hesketh, Helen; Gibbs, Melanie; Breuker, Casper J.; Van Dyck, Hans; Turner, Emma; Hails, Rosemary. 2012 Exploring sub-lethal effects of exposure to a nucleopolyhedrovirus in the speckled wood (Pararge aegeria) butterfly. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 109 (1). 165-168. 10.1016/j.jip.2011.10.013Full text not available from this repository.
This study investigated the sub-lethal effects of larval exposure to baculovirus on host life history and wing morphological traits using a model system, the speckled wood butterfly Pararge aegeria (L.) and the virus Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus. Males and females showed similar responses to the viral infection. Infection significantly reduced larval growth rate, whilst an increase in development time allowed the critical mass for pupation to be attained. There was no direct effect of viral infection on the wing morphological traits examined. There was, however, an indirect effect of resisting infection; larvae that took longer to develop had reduced resource investment in adult flight muscle mass.
|Programmes:||CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biodiversity|
|Additional Keywords:||Pararge aegeria, baculovirus, sub-lethal, wing morphology, development time|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
|Date made live:||04 Jan 2012 16:51|
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