Insects host a large diversity of microorganisms, and during a long time of coevolution, different symbiotic interactions of mutualistic, commensal, and parasitic natures have been established. Despite that pathogenic interactions have been initially studied more intensively, like in the case of Bacillus thuringiensis, the recent rebirth of endosymbiont research moved the focus away from the pathogenic relationships, emphasizing the extent to which microbes have integrated their biology with that of insects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Manipulative Tenants|
|Subtitle of host publication||Bacteria Associated with Arthropods|
|Number of pages||28|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)