Spiroplasma citri Movement into the Intestines and Salivary Glands of Its Leafhopper Vector, Circulifer tenellus.

@article{Kwon1999SpiroplasmaCM,
  title={Spiroplasma citri Movement into the Intestines and Salivary Glands of Its Leafhopper Vector, Circulifer tenellus.},
  author={Moon Oh Kwon and Astri C. Wayadande and Jonathan Fletcher},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={1144-51}
}
ABSTRACT Spiroplasma citri, a helical, wall-less prokaryote in the class Molli-cutes, is transmitted by the beet leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus. Invasion of leafhopper tissues and cytopathological effects by S. citri were investigated by transmission electron microscopy. All eight cell types of the principle salivary glands, as well as the adjacent muscle cells and the cells of the accessory salivary glands, were colonized by the spiroplas-mas. In both midgut epithelia and salivary gland cells… CONTINUE READING