Insecta (Hemiptera)

  • Jun Mitsuhashi
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Of the Hemiptera, leafhoppers have been studied mainly in terms of cell cultures. The aim of culturing leafhopper cells is to study the relationship between leafhopper cells and plant viruses that persistently infect leafhopper vectors at the cellular level. Planthoppers and aphids are also vectors of plant viruses, and so cell cultures of these two groups of insects are desirable. However, unlike leafhoppers (Cicadellidae), planthoppers (Delphacidae) and aphids (Aphididae) are notoriously difficult to culture. For hemipteran cells, MM medium, Chiu and Black’s medium, or MGM-450 medium are used commonly (see Appendix 1).


Physiological Solution Thompson Inst Rice Dwarf Virus Leafhopper Vector Laodelphax Striatellus 
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  • Jun Mitsuhashi
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  1. 1.Tokyo University of AgricultureSetagaya, TokyoJapan

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