Propagation and Purification of Baculovirus oryctes Huger

Susamto Somowiyarjo(1*), YB Sumardiyono(2), Sedyo Hartono(3), Triharso Triharso(4), Jun Kobayashi(5)

(1) Faculty of Agriculture Universitas Gadjah Mada
(2) Faculty of Agriculture Universitas Gadjah Mada
(3) Faculty of Agriculture Universitas Gadjah Mada
(4) Faculty of Agriculture Universitas Gadjah Mada
(5) Mie University
(*) Corresponding Author


An isolate of Baculovirus oryctes, a possible biological control agent for coconut beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros Huger) from East Java was propagated and purified. The virus could be transmitted by feeding the imago with 10% sucrose containing virus from homogenate of infected beetles. Effectivity of virus to 9 healthy females by sexual copulation. Virus be succesfully purified by a method of Payne.


Baculovirus oryctes; transmission; purification

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