Sugar transporter genes of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens: A facilitated glucose/fructose transporter.

@article{Kikuta2010SugarTG,
  title={Sugar transporter genes of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens: A facilitated glucose/fructose transporter.},
  author={Shingo Kikuta and Takahiro Kikawada and Yuka Hagiwara-Komoda and Nobuhiko Nakashima and Hiroaki Noda},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={805-13}
}
The brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens, attacks rice plants and feeds on their phloem sap, which contains large amounts of sugars. The main sugar component of phloem sap is sucrose, a disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose. Sugars appear to be incorporated into the planthopper body by sugar transporters in the midgut. A total of 93 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) for putative sugar transporters were obtained from a BPH EST database, and 18 putative sugar transporter genes (Nlst1… CONTINUE READING
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