Aggregates of Maize mosaic virus (MMV, Rhabdoviridae) in cells of brain of the insect vector Peregrinus maidis (planthopper, Hemiptera, Delphacidae). Antibodies to MMV identify aggregates (green/yellow fluorescence) that accumulate mainly around the nuclei (red) in this tissue. Methods: Dissected insect organs were fixed in paraformaldehyde, labeled with primary antibodies to MMV, and with secondary antibodies: Alexa Fluor-488 (green), and later stained with the nuclear stain propidium iodide (red). Whole mounts were examined with confocal laser- scanning microscope (Leica TCS SP). Associated references: Ammar, E.-D. and S. A. Hogenhout, S.A. (2008). A neurotropic route for Maize mosaic virus (Rhabdoviridae) in its planthopper vector Peregrinus maidis. Virus Research 131: 77-85. Ammar, E.-D. and Nault, L.R. (1985). Assembly and accumulation sites of Maize mosaic virus in its planthopper vector. Intervirology 24: 33-41.
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