High myo-inositol concentration in the hemolymph of planthoppers

Norichika Moriwaki, Kazuhiro Matsushita, Masami Nishina, Kazuhiro Matsuda, Yoshiaki Kono

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    Myo-inositol was found in the hemolymph of three species of rice planthoppers, Nilaparvata lugens, Laodelphax striatellus and Sogatella furcifera, along with the major common components by 1H-NMR spectroscopy. Myo-inositol concentration was about three to five times higher than trehalose concentration. N. lugens nymphs as well as adults contained myo-inositol. Trace experiments with 13C-NMR spectroscopy showed that myo-inositol was produced from glucose and accumulated in the hemolymph with a peak concentration appearing later than that of trehalose. The role of myo-inositol in rice planthoppers is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)359-364
    Number of pages6
    JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug


    • Hemolymph
    • Homoptera
    • Myo-inositol
    • NMR
    • Rice planthoppers

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Insect Science


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