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Symbionts modify interactions between insects and natural enemies in the field

Abstract:

1. Eukaryotes commonly host communities of heritable symbiotic bacteria, many of which are not essential for their hosts’ survival and reproduction. There is laboratory evidence that these facultative symbionts can provide useful adaptations, such as increased resistance to natural enemies. However, we do not know how symbionts affect host fitness when the latter are subject to attack by a natural suite of parasites and pathogens.

2. Here, we test whether two protective symbionts, ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1365-2656.12586

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Natural Environment Research Council
Grant:
NE/K004972/1
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Animal Ecology More from this journal
Volume:
85
Issue:
6
Pages:
1605–1612
Publication date:
2017-09-01
Acceptance date:
2016-08-17
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1365-2656
ISSN:
0021-8790
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pubs:693346
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uuid:6d8e8f4d-6eab-4cad-9027-d4712852754c
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pubs:693346
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693346
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2017-05-16

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