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journal1 ›› 2018, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (6): 914-922.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2018.06.015

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Research Advances on RNA Viruses in Parasitoid Wasps

LI Jingjing, WANG Fei, YAO Hongwei, YE Gongyin   

  1. Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects/Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
  • Received:2018-05-31 Online:2018-12-08 Published:2018-12-08

Abstract: Different RNA viruses that have been detected in parasitoid wasps are described in this paper. Seventeen different RNA viruses belonging to seven families have been reported in parasitoids. Coronavirus, iflaviruses, dicistrovirus and calicivirus are the positive-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses, rhabdoviruses and nyamivirus are the negative-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses, and reoviruses are the segmented, double-stranded RNA viruses. The characters of their morphology and genome, transmission, and localization in the parasitoid and host are compared. Meanwhile, their possible involvement in the success of parasitism and pathogenicity are discussed. This review can serve as a reference for promoting research on the interaction mechanism among hosts, parasitoids, and viruses, and the viruses' using in synergistic pest control.

Key words: parasitoid wasps, RNA viruses, pathogenicity, commensalism, mutualism

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