The Virus Division is an association of invertebrate virologists who aim to support basic and applied research on invertebrate viruses. Members of the division include virologists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, epidemiologists, ecologists and phytochemists, who discuss and exchange ideas, knowledge and experience with the biology of invertebrate viruses. Practical applications of the study of invertebrate viruses include the protection of beneficial invertebrates (e.g. silkworms, shrimp) from virus infection, and the use of viruses for management of insect pests. The use of insect viruses in pest management is a particularly strong emphasis within the division.
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