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Insect symbionts as hidden players in insect-plant interactions.

Abstract:

There is growing evidence of the importance of microbial mutualistic symbioses in insect-plant interactions. Mutualists may affect host plant range and enable insects to manipulate plant physiology for their own benefit. The plant can also be a route for the horizontal transfer of mutualistic microorganisms among their host insects. Where this occurs, selection for improved transmission might cause the insect mutualist to damage the plant and become a plant pathogen. Insect microbial associat...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.tree.2012.08.013

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Godfray, HC More by this author
Journal:
Trends in ecology and evolution
Volume:
27
Issue:
12
Pages:
705-711
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1872-8383
ISSN:
0169-5347
URN:
uuid:55034970-1393-4db1-bae5-22b3a13e0ab8
Source identifiers:
383001
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pubs:383001

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