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The definition of cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses

A group of entomopathogenic viruses that infect
arthropods. According to the International
Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), CPVs are
classified under the family Reoviridae and genus
Cypovirus. Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses have a
very wide host range, affecting mainly
lepidopterous insects. Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis
has been recognized as one of the most important
diseases of the silkworm, inflicting substantial
economic losses to the sericulture industry in
Japan.

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