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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.