Constructing the major biosynthesis pathways for amino acids in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stål (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), based on the transcriptome data.

@article{Wan2014ConstructingTM,
  title={Constructing the major biosynthesis pathways for amino acids in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens St{\aa}l (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), based on the transcriptome data.},
  author={P-J Wan and L Yang and W Wang and J Fan and Qiang Fu and G-Q Li},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={152-64}
}
Nilaparvata lugens is a serious phloem-feeding pest of rice throughout Asia. Rice phloem sap can meet its nutrition requirement for sugars but not for some essential amino acids such as isoleucine, leucine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, lysine, arginine and histidine. N. lugens harbours yeast-like symbionts in mycetocytes formed by abdominal fat body cells. Removal of the symbionts results in negative physiological effects, suggesting that the symbionts play a pivotal role in the… CONTINUE READING