from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Carrying or containing a virus: viruliferous aphids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing a specific virus.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

virul(ence) + -ferous.


  • The identification of transcripts from RSV, Wolbachia, yeast-like symbiotes and genes abundantly expressed in viruliferous insect, provided a starting-point for investigating the molecular basis of symbiosis among these organisms.

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  • We obtained 201,281 and 218,681 high-quality reads from viruliferous and naive L. striatellus, respectively, with an average read length as 230 bp.

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  • Comparison of the distribution of GO classification among viruliferous, naive, and combined EST databases indicated that these libraries are broadly representative of the L. striatellus transcriptomes.

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  • To investigate its transcriptome and determine the differences between viruliferous and naive L. striatellus, we employed 454-FLX high-throughput pyrosequencing to generate EST databases of this insect.

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  • Additionally, the greenhouse tomatoes were seed-grown and only developed the viral symptoms later in the season, indicating that the infection was introduced from Mexico through viruliferous whiteflies, and not through transplanted tomatoes.

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  • Containing a virus: said especially of an insect vector.

    February 9, 2008