TABLE 3.

Transmission of S. citri GII-3, GII3-9a2, and GII3-9a5 through Parafilm membranes

ExptStrainSpiroplasma titer in insects (CFU/insect)No. of caged insectsNo. of cages with positive culture/totalSpiroplasmas inoculated into medium
CFUCFU/insecta
1GII-31.6 × 106408/889122
GII3-9a21.1 × 106503/10110.2
GII3-9a51.5 × 106503/10190.4
2GII-39 × 105194/435819
GII3-9a21.9 × 106201/420.1
  • a Ratio of total number of CFU to total number of insects fed in the cages.