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History of term "Baculovirus" -- As I understand the term generally is the name used for members of Baculoviridea. While that seems obvious, the difficulty arises from the fact that usage of the term "Baculoviridea" has itself taken on different meanings over time. What used to be Baculoviridea (and thus baculoviruses) is not Baculovirales, with the term "Baculoviridea" now standing for a particular family within Baculovirales. Thus, in the strictest sense "baculovirus" no longer applies to Nimaviridae or other members of Baculovirales that are outside of the newly defined Baculoviridea. These changes are not that old, so a lot of important scientific literature will reflect the old usage of both baculoviruses and Baculoviridea. Accordingly, I don't think it is adequate to just put forth the modern definition of baculovirus (of Baculoviridea) because someone who is reading an older article might, as I did, turn to the Wikipedia article for clarification of the meaning of baculovirus, and become quite confused because of the discrepancy of usage between what they are reading elsewhere and what they may be told here. I would recommend that we explain the history of this nomenclature with a caution that the term "baculovirus" in older literature may well refer to some member of Baculovirales that is not a baculovirus today, and that such reader also should consult articles on other families within the order Baculovirales. Ray Glock-Grueneich (talk) 14:43, 21 December 2013 (UTC) Ray Glock-Grueneich
Do baculoviruses infect shrimp? -- I want to first acknowledge that I don't know the answer to this question. I understand that there is at least one Nudivirus species (Penaeus monodon nudivirus) that infects shrimp. However, I suspect that the claim that shrimp are susceptible to baculovirus infection may have been the result of the fact that nudiviruses used to be considered baculoviruses - see preceding post. Is there any species of Baculoviridae as presently defined that infects shrimp (or any other crustacean)? If not, this reference to shrimp should either be deleted or expressly noted as obsolete, with cross-reference to Nudivirus. Ray Glock-Grueneich (talk) 14:43, 21 December 2013 (UTC) Ray Glock-Grueneich
My second suggestion of 21 December 2013 may be disregarded. There is at least 1 species of Baculovirus that does infect shrimp: Peneaus monodon nucleopolyhedrovirus. As an occluded virus, this species would not be a Nudivirus. Ray Glock-Grueneich 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:52, 25 December 2013 (UTC)