Spiroplasma-like organisms closely associated with the gut in five leafhopper species (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

@article{Ammar2010SpiroplasmalikeOC,
  title={Spiroplasma-like organisms closely associated with the gut in five leafhopper species (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)},
  author={El Desouky Ammar and Gail E. Gasparich and David G. Hall and Saskia A. Hogenhout},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={193},
  pages={35-44}
}
Spiroplasmas are bacteria in the Class Mollicutes that are frequently associated with insects and/or plants. Here, we describe the ultrastructure, localization, and occurrence of apparent commensal/symbiotic spiroplasma-like organisms (SLOs) in the midgut and hindgut of five leafhopper species from laboratory-reared colonies. Those found in Dalbulus elimatus, Endria inimica, and Macrosteles quadrilineatus were long and tubular shaped, whereas those in Dalbulus maidis and Graminella nigrifrons… 

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