Toxic Factor Produced by a Granulosis Virus in Armyworm Larva: Effect on Apanteles militaris

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Science  10 Apr 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3928, pp. 251-253
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3928.251


The internal parasitoid Apanteles militaris is affected by a proteinaceous toxic factor in the hemolymph of granulosis virus-infected armyworm larva. The hemolymph, after centrifugation to remove the virus particles and inoculation into the larval hemocoel, is still toxic to the parasitoids.

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