Venoms from endoparasitoids

Asgari, Sassan (2012). Venoms from endoparasitoids. In Nancy E. Beckage and Jean-Michel Drezen (Ed.), Parasitoid viruses: symbionts and pathogens (pp. 217-231) London, U.K.: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-384858-1.00018-7

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Author Asgari, Sassan
Title of chapter Venoms from endoparasitoids
Title of book Parasitoid viruses: symbionts and pathogens
Place of Publication London, U.K.
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-384858-1.00018-7
Year available 2011
ISBN 9780123848581
Editor Nancy E. Beckage
Jean-Michel Drezen
Chapter number 18
Start page 217
End page 231
Total pages 15
Total chapters 22
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Successful development of endoparasitoids inside the host is dependent on a variety of maternal factors that accompany the egg upon parasitization. These include venom, ovarian proteins, and viruses/virus-like particles that are involved in the regulation of host physiology. Endoparasitoid venoms are rich sources of biomolecules that consist mainly of peptides and proteins, which play key roles in venom metabolism and host–parasitoid interactions. Suppression of the host immune system, either independently or in association with mutualistic viruses, and developmental alterations are the main functions of venom from endoparasitoids. In this chapter, the functional role of venom in host regulation will be discussed with a focus on endoparasitoids that produce polydnaviruses.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 14 September 2011

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