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Insect Symbiosis, Volume 3

Series: Contemporary Topics in Entomology

Edited By: Kostas Bourtzis and Thomas A Miller

384 pages, 92 black & white illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2008 | #170568 | ISBN-13: 9781420064100
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This volume summarizes the current knowledge of symbiotic organisms in the biology of insects. Research findings have significant and diverse ramifications, including for the control of agricultural pests and disease-carrying insects, evolutionary biology and physiology, biochemistry and genetics, and animal behavior. Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts, this book is an essential reference for a number of fields. This third complements the first two. Together they provide a continuing body of knowledge on insect symbiosis.

Each reader will find chapters to delight him- or herself. ! should find a home in every biology library! a solid introduction to students, and extensive reviews of the past 20 years of research for professional investigators. They also will provide hours of enjoyable reading. The books represent the flowering of decades of research by dozens of pioneering scientists, and show how important symbiosis is to the biological sciences. The topic is so rich, and the investigators so productive that the editors could continue to produce a new volume every 3 years, indefinitely. Let's hope they do. -- Michael F. Dolan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA "... chapters are like reviews and provide a good, and accurate, background of the topic under discussion. The wide-ranging nature of the content ensures that this book has something for everyone with an interest in symbiosis and it would be a useful addition to the bookshelf of any researcher with an interest in symbiosis in general." -- David Clarke, University College Cork, in Microbiology Today, May 2009 "This volume is a step forward in advancing the goal of using our knowledge about endosymbionts for practical pest management programs." -- Marjorie A. Hoy, Entomology & Nematology Department, University of Florida, in Florida Entomologist, June 2009, Vol. 92, No. 2


Contents

Insect Symbionts and Molecular Phylogenetics, V. Hypsa and E. Novakova Self--Nonself Recognition in Symbiotic Interactions, O. Schmidt Is Symbiosis Evolution Influenced by the Pleiotropic Role of Programmed Cell Death in Immunity and Development? F. Vavre, N. Kremer, B.A. Pannebakker, B. Loppin, and P. Mavingui Pleiotropy of Adaptative Genes How Insecticide Resistance Genes Mediate Outcomes of Symbiosis, O. Duron and M. Weill Capsule-Transmitted Obligate Gut Bacterium of Plataspid Stinkbugs a Novel Model System for Insect Symbiosis Studies, T. Fukatsu and T. Hosokawa Endosymbiont that Broadens Food Plant Range of Host Insect, T. Tsuchida, R. Koga, and T. Fukatsu Insect--Bacterium Mutualism Without Vertical Transmission, Y. Kikuchi and T. Fukatsu Mutualism Revealed by Symbiont Genomics and Bacteriocyte Transcriptomics, A. Nakabachi Endosymbionts of Lice, M.A. Perotti, E.F. Kirkness, D.L. Reed, and H.R. Braig Symbiotic rickettsia, H.R. Braig, B.D. Turner, and M.A. Perotti Structure and Function of the Bacterial Community Associated with the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, A. Behar, M. Ben-Yosef, C.R. Lauzon, B. Yuval, and E. Jurkevich Feminizing Wolbachia and the Evolution of Sex Determination in Isopods, D. Bouchon, R. Cordaux, and P. Greve Wolbachia-Induced Sex Reversal in Lepidoptera, S. Narita and D. Kageyama Wolbachia and Anopheles Mosquitoes, J.L. Rasgon Bacterial Symbionts in Anopheles spp. and Other Mosquito Vectors, G. Favia, D. Daffonchio, L. Sacchi, A. Alma, and C. Bandi Symbiotic Microorganisms in Leafhopper and Planthopper Vectors of Phytoplasmas in Grapevine, A. Alma, L. Sacchi, G. Favia, C. Bandi, and D. Daffonchio Paratransgenesis in Termites, C. Husseneder and R.E. Collier Insect Facultative Symbionts Biology, Culture, and Genetic Modification, M. Pontes, K. Smith, W. Smith, and C. Dale Index

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