Spectral indices to rapidly monitor chloroplast distribution patterns of three cecidomyiid galls

Meng Yuan Huang, Kuan Hung Lin, Tin Han Shih, Yung Ta Chang, Chi Ming Yang

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Abstract

The objective of this research was to study altered distributions of chloroplasts in cecidomyiid galls derived from the leaves of Machilus thunbergii Sieb. & Zucc. and Litsea acuminata (Blume) Kurata using confocal laser-scanning microscopy and transmittance spectra. Chloroplasts in all gall tissues gradually decreased in the direction from the exterior toward the inside larval chamber based on Integrated Optical Density (IOD) and absorptivity indices, and chloroplast distributions in various gall tissues were species-specific. Different species of herbivorous insect dramatically altered chloroplasts in their host leaves. The spectral index was significantly and positively correlated with the IOD, and therefore, the transmittance spectra could be utilized as a tool to easily and quickly study the ecophysiology of galls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-441
Number of pages4
JournalTaiwania
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec

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Cecidomyiidae
gall
galls
chloroplast
chloroplasts
transmittance
absorbance
Litsea
ecophysiology
phytophagous insects
confocal laser scanning microscopy
leaves
microscopy
laser
insect
distribution
index
tissues
tissue

Keywords

  • Cecidomyiid gall
  • Chloroplast
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Photosynthesis
  • Transmittance spectra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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Spectral indices to rapidly monitor chloroplast distribution patterns of three cecidomyiid galls. / Huang, Meng Yuan; Lin, Kuan Hung; Shih, Tin Han; Chang, Yung Ta; Yang, Chi Ming.

In: Taiwania, Vol. 64, No. 4, 12.2019, p. 438-441.

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Huang, Meng Yuan ; Lin, Kuan Hung ; Shih, Tin Han ; Chang, Yung Ta ; Yang, Chi Ming. / Spectral indices to rapidly monitor chloroplast distribution patterns of three cecidomyiid galls. In: Taiwania. 2019 ; Vol. 64, No. 4. pp. 438-441.
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