Abstract:We have been able to maintain a continuous culture of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on a fully defined artificial diet at Reading, UK, for over 30 years, without any return to plants. Following multiple requests from aphid researchers, here we provide the details of our culturing method. Detailed instructions are given for rearing M. persicae on the diet. An improved recipe is included as well as the construction and changing of diet sachets.
scite is a Brooklyn-based startup that helps researchers better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations–citations that display the context of the citation and describe whether the article provides supporting or contrasting evidence. scite is used by researchers from dozens of countries and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.