Qianzhuo Mao

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Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV), a fijivirus, is transmitted by the white-backed planthopper in a persistent-propagative manner. In this study, we found that another planthopper species, the small brown planthopper (SBPH), could acquire SRBSDV but not transmit it. To identify the transmission barrier for SRBSDV in SBPHs, sequential(More)
UNLABELLED Numerous viruses are transmitted in a persistent manner by insect vectors. Persistent viruses establish their initial infection in the midgut epithelium, from where they disseminate to the midgut visceral muscles. Although propagation of viruses in insect vectors can be controlled by the small interfering RNA (siRNA) antiviral pathway, whether(More)
Rice dwarf virus (RDV) replicates in and is transmitted by a leafhopper vector in a persistent-propagative manner. Previous cytopathologic and genetic data revealed that tubular structures, constructed by the nonstructural viral protein Pns10, contain viral particles and are directly involved in the intercellular spread of RDV among cultured leafhopper(More)
Plant reoviruses are thought to replicate and assemble within cytoplasmic, nonmembranous structures called viroplasms. Here, we established continuous cell cultures of the white-backed planthopper (Sogatella furcifera Horváth) to investigate the mechanisms for the genesis and maturation of the viroplasm induced by Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus(More)
A cell line from the small brown planthopper (SBPH; Laodelphax striatellus) was established to study replication of rice stripe virus (RSV), a tenuivirus. The SBPH cell line, which had been subcultured through 30 passages, formed monolayers of epithelial-like cells. Inoculation of cultured vector cells with RSV resulted in a persistent infection. During(More)
Rice stripe virus (RSV) is the type species of the genus Tenuivirus and represents a major viral pathogen affecting rice production in East Asia. In this study, RSV p2 was fused to yellow fluorescent protein (p2-YFP) and expressed in epidermal cells of Nicotiana benthamiana. p2-YFP fluorescence was found to move to the nucleolus initially, but to leave the(More)
UNLABELLED Rice ragged stunt virus (RRSV), an oryzavirus in the family Reoviridae, is transmitted by the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens, in a persistent-propagative manner. Here, we established a continuous cell line of brown planthopper to investigate the mechanism underlying the formation of the viroplasm, the putative site for viral replication(More)
Rice grassy stunt virus (RGSV), a tenuivirus, is transmitted by the brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera, Delphacidae), in a persistent-propagative manner. In this study, immunofluorescence microscopy was used to investigate the infection route of RGSV in the internal organs of BPH after acquiring the virus by feeding on RGSV-infected rice(More)
UNLABELLED The plant reoviruses, plant rhabdoviruses, tospoviruses, and tenuiviruses are transmitted by insect vectors in a persistent propagative manner. These viruses induce the formation of viral inclusions to facilitate viral propagation in insect vectors. The intestines of insect vectors are formed by epithelial cells that lie on the noncellular basal(More)
Numerous virus pathogens are transmitted by specific arthropod vectors. Understanding the mechanism of transmission is a critical step in the epidemiology of plant viruses and is crucial for the development of effective disease control strategies. In this study, we describe the localization and distribution of Wheat dwarf virus (WDV), an economically(More)