Insect-specific viruses: an overview and their relationship to arboviruses of concern to humans and animals
Carvalho, Valéria Lima
Long, Maureen T
The group of Insect-specific viruses (ISVs) includes viruses apparently restricted to insects based on their inability to replicate in the vertebrates. Increasing numbers of ISVs have been discovered and characterized representing a diverse number of viral families. However, most studies have focused on those ISVs belonging to the family Flaviviridae, which highlights the importance of ISV study from other viral families, which allow a better understanding for the mechanisms of transmission and evolution used for this diverse group of viruses. Some ISVs have shown the potential to modulate arboviruses replication and vector competence of mosquitoes. Based on this, ISVs may be used as an alternative tool for biological control, development of vaccines, and diagnostic platforms for arboviruses. In this review, we provide an update of the general characteristics of ISVs and their interaction with arboviruses that infect vertebrates.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationCARVALHO, Valéria Lima; LONG, Maureen T. et al. Insect-specific viruses: an overview and their relationship to arboviruses of concern to humans and animals. Virology, v. 577, n. xx, p. 34-43, May 2021.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryArbovirus / classificação
Insetos / virologia
Biotecnologia / tendências
Controle Biológico de Vetores
Literatura de Revisão como Assunto