Insect Symbiosis, Volume 2 (Contemporary Topics in by Kostas Bourtzis, Thomas A. Miller

By Kostas Bourtzis, Thomas A. Miller

Summarizing present wisdom on symbiotic organisms within the biology of bugs, Insect Symbiosis, quantity II describes the variety of symbiotic micro organism linked to pests equivalent to whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, psyllids, and tsetse flies. The booklet illustrates how symbiosis examine has vital ramifications for evolutionary biology, body structure, parasitology, genetics, and animal habit and is mainly correct to the keep watch over of agricultural and disease-carrying pests.

In this moment quantity, a number of repeat authors describe fresh elements in their study, whereas a brand new crew covers lately constructing elements of symbiotic relationships. The e-book comprises up to date info on Wolbachia biology and the way it impacts insect existence, offers new examples of utilizing symbionts in crop safeguard, and discusses the new “bug in a trojan horse” mealy malicious program case. The publication presents research and synthesis of state of the art study in insect symbiosis that sheds gentle at the evolution of the host/symbiont dating, and in flip, at the common research of evolution, body structure, and genetics.

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70: 3401–3406. , and Baumann, P. (2000a). Cospeciation of psyllids and their primary prokaryotic endosymbionts. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 66: 2898–2905. , Baumann. , and Baumann, P. (2000b). Secondary endosymbionts of psyllids have been acquired multiple times. Curr. Microbiol. 41: 300–304. , and Baumann, P. (2002). Secondary (γ-Proteobacteria) endosymbionts infect primary (β-Proteobacteria) endosymbionts of mealybugs multiple times and coevolve with their hosts. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 3190–3197.

11. Maximum likelihood analysis, numbers at nodes are % bootstrap values after 500 replicates; only nodes supported by 70% or greater are shown. DNA sequences from Thao et al. (2000b), Dale et al. (2003), Thao and Baumann (2003), and Moran et al. (2005a). designation “S-symbionts” are quite heterogeneous, and only the first two categories can be taken to represent established associations. 3. , 2004). In some cases, the effect may be negative or positive, depending on the conditions of cultivation.

Argentifolii, a close relative of B. ” B. argentifolii is in some respects a more vigorous pest than B. tabaci, and it may be possible that this is due to the absence of F. , 1995). Acknowledgments We are grateful to The National Science Foundation, which supported most of the research from the author’s laboratory [most recent awards MCB-9807145 (P. A. Moran, P. Baumann)] and the University of California Experiment Station (P. Baumann)]. -H. (1995). Phylogenetic identification and in situ detection of individual microbial cells without cultivation.

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