Wuhan Institute of Virology Academia Sinica Wuhan 430071Department of Virology Wageningen Agricultural University Binnenhaven 11 6709 PD Wageningen the Netherlands
The polyhedrin gene of the Heliothis armigera single nucleocapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (HaSNPV) was localized by Southern blot hybridization with a probe from the Autographa cali-fornica MNPV (AcMNPV) polyhedrin gene. Nucleotide sequencing showed the open reading frame of the HaSNPV polyhedrin gene was 738 nt, encoded 246 amino acids with a predicted size of 29 kDa. Alignment with polyhedrin sequences in GENE Band indicated the highest homology with the polyhedrin gene of H. zea SNPV(HzSNPV). There were fou...