Northern blot analysis of sRNAs in insect samples. FAW and CEW neonates were fed on soybean leaf (Panels A and C) or corn leaf (Panels B and D) until the fifth instar. WCR neonates were fed on corn roots (Panel E) until the third instar. Three replicates of insect carcass RNA was probed for uptake of miR168 or endogenous insect control miRNAs (miR-307, miR-279, and miR-8-5p). Ribosomal RNA and insect-specific miRNAs indicate comparable loading of RNA among replicates.
Zhang et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:381 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-381