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Electron micrograph of Maize mosaic virus (MMV, Rhabdoviridae) in secretory cells from the principal salivary gland of the insect vector Peregrinus maidis (planthopper, Hemiptera, Delphacidae). MMV virions are bullet-shaped or bacilliform, 186-213 nm long and ca. 61 nm in diameter. In the principal salivary glands, MMV (arrows) buds through cytoplasmic membranes. Abbreviations: ics, intercellular space; SV, secretory vesicles. The accompanying image in this image group is unlabeled. Methods: Dissected insect organs were processed for TEM by fixation in glutaraldehyde and osmium tetroxide and embedded in Spurr's medium. Thin sections were stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate, and examined by a Philips-201 TEM. Associated references: Ammar, E.-D. and S. A. Hogenhout, S.A. (2008). A neurotropic route for Maize mosaic virus (Rhabdoviridae) in its planthopper vector Peregrinus maidis. Virus Research 131: 77-85. Ammar, E.-D. and Nault, L.R. (1985). Assembly and accumulation sites of Maize mosaic virus in its planthopper vector. Intervirology 24: 33-41.

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Maize mosaic virus
Peregrinus maidis
Cell Type
secretory cell
Cellular Component
El-Desouky Ammar
Saskia A. Hogenhout
L. R. Nault
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
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Image Type
transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
Image Mode
detection of electrons
illumination by electrons
Parameters Imaged
electron density
Source of Contrast
stain with broad specificity
Visualization Methods
uranyl salt
lead salt
Processing History
recorded image
Data Qualifiers
raw, unprocessed data
suitable for spatial measurements
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 1626px 0.005µm
Y 1963px 0.005µm