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Transovarial Transmission of a Plant Virus Is Mediated by Vitellogenin of Its Insect Vector

  • Yan Huo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yan Huo, Wenwen Liu

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, National Plant Gene Research Center, Beijing, China, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Wenwen Liu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yan Huo, Wenwen Liu

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Fujie Zhang,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, National Plant Gene Research Center, Beijing, China, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Xiaoying Chen,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, National Plant Gene Research Center, Beijing, China

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  • Li Li,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 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, China

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  • Yijun Zhou,

    Affiliation: Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China

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  • Taiyun Wei mail,

    weitaiyun2000@yahoo.com (TW); fangrx@im.ac.cn (RF); xfwang@ippcaas.cn (XW)

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China

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  • Rongxiang Fang mail,

    weitaiyun2000@yahoo.com (TW); fangrx@im.ac.cn (RF); xfwang@ippcaas.cn (XW)

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, National Plant Gene Research Center, Beijing, China

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  • Xifeng Wang mail

    weitaiyun2000@yahoo.com (TW); fangrx@im.ac.cn (RF); xfwang@ippcaas.cn (XW)

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Published: March 06, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003949

About the Authors

Yan Huo, Fujie Zhang, Xiaoying Chen, Rongxiang Fang
State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Wenwen Liu, Li Li, Taiyun Wei, Xifeng Wang
State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Qifei Liu, Taiyun Wei
Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
Yan Huo, Fujie Zhang, Xiaoying Chen, Rongxiang Fang
National Plant Gene Research Center, Beijing, China
Yan Huo, Fujie Zhang
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Yijun Zhou
Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XW RF. Performed the experiments: YH WL FZ XC LL QL YZ TW XW. Analyzed the data: YH WL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YZ. Wrote the paper: XW RF TW.