Table 1

Mortality induced by different volumes of injection. The disruptive effect of injection volume was estimated by testing three different volumes (46, 23 and 5 nl) of cathepsin-L dsRNA, bacterial LacZ control dsRNA, or water. For each tested volume, 20 L3 were injected and the mortality within the two days following the injection was measured and expressed as a percentage of injected aphids.

Injected volume

Injected material

Mortality (%)


46 nl

ds1-Ap-cath-L

45

ds-LacZ

38

H2O

29

23 nl

ds-LacZ

11

H2O

13

5 nl

ds-LacZ

16

H2O

14


Jaubert-Possamai et al. BMC Biotechnology 2007 7:63   doi:10.1186/1472-6750-7-63

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