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Research Article

Aphid Gel Saliva: Sheath Structure, Protein Composition and Secretory Dependence on Stylet-Tip Milieu

  • Torsten Will mail,

    Torsten.Will@agrar.uni-giessen.de

    Affiliation: Plant Cell Biology Research Group, Department of General Botany, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

    Current address: Research Group of Applied Entomology, Department of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Kathrin Steckbauer,

    Affiliation: Plant Cell Biology Research Group, Department of General Botany, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

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  • Martin Hardt,

    Affiliation: Central Biotechnical Facility, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

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  • Aart J. E. van Bel

    Affiliation: Plant Cell Biology Research Group, Department of General Botany, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

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  • Published: October 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046903

About the Authors

Torsten Will, Kathrin Steckbauer, Aart J. E. van Bel
Plant Cell Biology Research Group, Department of General Botany, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
Martin Hardt
Central Biotechnical Facility, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: Torsten.Will@agrar.uni-giessen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TW AvB. Performed the experiments: TW KS. Analyzed the data: TW KS MH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH. Wrote the paper: TW AvB.