Spiroplasma citri Spiralin Acts In Vitro as a Lectin Binding to Glycoproteins from Its Insect Vector Circulifer haematoceps.


ABSTRACT In order to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying transmission of Spiroplasma citri by the leafhopper Circulifer haematoceps, we screened leafhopper proteins as putative S. citri-binding molecules using a spiroplasma overlay assay of protein blots (Far-western assay). Insect proteins were separated by one- or two-dimensional sodium dodecyl… (More)
DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-95-0541