Bacterial symbionts of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Homoptera: Delphacidae).

@article{Tang2010BacterialSO,
  title={Bacterial symbionts of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Homoptera: Delphacidae).},
  author={Ming Tang and Lu Lv and Shengli Jing and Lili L Zhu and Guangcun He},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={1740-5}
}
The brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stål), the most destructive pest of rice, has been identified, including biotypes with high virulence towards previously resistant rice varieties. There have also been many reports of a yeast-like symbiont of N. lugens, but little is known about the bacterial microbes. In this study, we examined the bacterial microbes in N. lugens and identified a total of 18 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) representing four phyla (Proteobacteria, Firmicutes… CONTINUE READING

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