Plant insects and mites uptake double-stranded RNA upon its exogenous application on tomato leaves


Exogenously applied double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules onto tomato leaves, moved rapidly from local to systemic leaves and were uptaken by agricultural pests namely aphids, whiteflies and mites. Four small interfering RNAs, deriving from the applied dsRNA, were molecularly detected in plants, aphids and mites but not in whiteflies. Double-stranded RNA… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00425-017-2776-7

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