PhD project

Project 1 Nudivirus replication mechanism (NL)

The research project "Nudivirus replication mechanisms" aims to unravel the replication mechanisms and gene functions of nudiviruses (Nudiviridae). These invertebrate-infecting viruses are phylogenetically related to endogenous bracoviruses (Polydnaviridae) found in parasitoid wasps. The Heliothis zea nudivirus 1 (HzNV-1) genome was found in its host as a persistent infection. Experiments with nudiviruses and bracoviruses aim to reveal whether these viruses have similar replication processes.