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Viljakainen L., Jurvansuu J. (2020) Discovery and Analysis of RNA Viruses in Insects. In: Sandrelli F., Tettamanti G. (eds) Immunity in Insects. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY.

Discovery and analysis of RNA viruses in insects

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Author: Viljakainen, Lumi1; Jurvansuu, Jaana1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, PO Box 3000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Humana Press, 2020
Publish Date: 2022-01-28


Viruses are the most abundant pathogens on Earth infecting all cellular life forms. Only in recent years have we started to gain knowledge on insect viromes, thanks to the development of sequencing technologies. The discovery and characterization of insect viruses is important for understanding insect-virus interactions, coevolution, and insect immune defenses. We describe here a bioinformatic pipeline for the discovery of RNA viruses from insects based on RNA sequence data and the analysis of insect antiviral immune response against the discovered viruses by using small RNA sequence data.

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Series: Springer protocols handbooks
ISSN: 1949-2448
ISSN-L: 1949-2448
Pages: 191 - 200
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0259-1_12
Host publication: Immunity in insects
Host publication editor: Sandrelli, Federika
Tettamanti, Gianluca
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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