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Symbionts modify interactions between insects and natural enemies in the the field

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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 symbi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1111/1365-2656.12586

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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Animal Ecology Journal website
Volume:
85
Issue:
6
Pages:
1605–1612
Publication date:
2016-08-05
Acceptance date:
2016-08-24
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ISSN:
1365-2656
Pubs id:
pubs:640561
URN:
uri:c3d597e2-147e-4464-b7cf-8cb995235b5b
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uuid:c3d597e2-147e-4464-b7cf-8cb995235b5b
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pubs:640561

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