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Insect symbionts in food webs.

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Recent research has shown that the bacterial endosymbionts of insects are abundant and diverse, and that they have numerous different effects on their hosts’ biology. Here we explore how insect endosymbionts might affect the structure and dynamics of insect communities. Using the obligate and facultative symbionts of aphids as an example, we find that there are multiple ways that symbiont presence might affect food web structure. Many symbionts are now known to help their hosts escape or resi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rstb.2015.0325

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
371
Issue:
1702
Pages:
20150325
Publication date:
2016-09-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-13
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ISSN:
0962-8436 and 1471-2970
Pmid:
27481779
Source identifiers:
640215
Language:
English
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uuid:62611309-bc72-4b1b-babb-89e8998242ec
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pubs:640215
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2017-01-19

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