Secondary Symbionts of Insects: Acetic Acid Bacteria

Elena Crotti, Elena Gonella, Irene Ricci, Emanuela Clementi, Mauro Mandrioli, Luciano Sacchi, Guido Favia, Alberto Alma, Kostas Bourtzis, Ameur Cherif, Claudio Bandi, Daniele Daffonchio

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManipulative Tenants
Subtitle of host publicationBacteria Associated with Arthropods
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781439827505
ISBN (Print)9781439827499
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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