Stable Establishment of Cardinium spp. in the Brown Planthopper Nilaparvata lugens despite Decreased Host Fitness
Tong-Pu Li, Chun-Ying Zhou, Si-Si Zha, Jun-Tao Gong, Zhiyong Xi, Ary A Hoffmann, Xiao-Yue Hong
APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2020
The brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera) is a major pest of rice crops in Asia. Artificial transinfections of Wolbachia have recently been used for reducing host impacts, but transinfections have not yet been undertaken with another important endosymbiont, Cardinium This endosymbiont can manipulate the reproduction of hosts through phenotypes such as cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI), which is strong in the related white-backed planthopper, Sogatella furcifera (Hemiptera). Here, we stably infected N. lugens with Cardinium from S. furcifera and showed that it exhibits perfect maternal transmission in N. lugens The density of Cardinium varied across developmental stages and tissues ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
This work was supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (31672035 and 31871976) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.