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Research Article

Tubular Structure Induced by a Plant Virus Facilitates Viral Spread in Its Vector Insect

  • Qian Chen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qian Chen, Hongyan Chen

    Affiliation: Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China

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  • Hongyan Chen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qian Chen, Hongyan Chen

    Affiliation: Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China

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  • Qianzhuo Mao,

    Affiliation: Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China

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  • Qifei Liu,

    Affiliation: Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China

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  • Takumi Shimizu,

    Affiliation: National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Tamaki Uehara-Ichiki,

    Affiliation: National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Zujian Wu,

    Affiliation: Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China

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  • Lianhui Xie,

    Affiliation: Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China

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  • Toshihiro Omura mail,

    toomura@affrc.go.jp (TO) (TO); weitaiyun@fjau.edu.cn (TW) (TW)

    Affiliation: National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Taiyun Wei mail

    toomura@affrc.go.jp (TO) (TO); weitaiyun@fjau.edu.cn (TW) (TW)

    Affiliations: Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China, National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003032

About the Authors

Qian Chen, Hongyan Chen, Qianzhuo Mao, Qifei Liu, Zujian Wu, Lianhui Xie, Taiyun Wei
Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China
Takumi Shimizu, Tamaki Uehara-Ichiki, Toshihiro Omura, Taiyun Wei
National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TW QC HC. Performed the experiments: QC HC QM QL TS TU. Analyzed the data: TW TO QC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QC HC QM QL TS TU ZW LX. Wrote the paper: TW TO.