Brown Insect

Insect-plant interactions

Analyzing the salivary proteins

Saliva of the hemipteroids is critical in enabling them to be voracious feeders on plants, including the economically important ones.

A plethora of salivary enzymes is known to inflict stress in plants, either by degrading the plant tissue or by affecting their normal metabolism.

We research on salivary proteins and their complexity because, they have extraordinary implications in the physiology of pathogen–plant interactions.