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The brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) is one of the most serious rice plant pests in Asia. N. lugens causes extensive rice damage by sucking rice phloem sap, which results in stunted plant growth and the transmission of plant viruses. Despite the importance of this insect pest, little is known about the immunological mechanisms occurring in this(More)
The brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens harbors intracellular fungal yeast-like symbionts and endosymbiotic bacteria, with the latter mainly comprising Wolbachia and Arsenophonus. In this study, Wolbachia or Arsenophonus were detected in all 15 brown planthopper populations collected from China and Southeastern Asian countries. Furthermore, Polymerase(More)
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