About this book
Insect Symbiosis, Volume 2 summarizes current knowledge of symbiotic organisms in the biology of insects. Written by authorities on symbionts, the microbes associated with insects and mites, it includes information impacting evolutionary biology, physiology, parasitology, genetics, and animal behavior and is especially relevant to the control of agricultural and disease-carrying pests.
In this second volume, a few repeat authors describe brand new aspects of their research, while a new group covers recently developing aspects of symbiotic relationships, including the recent bug in a bug mealy bug case, and two new examples of using symbionts in crop protection.
Diversity of Prokaryote-Insect Associations within the Sternorrhyncha (psyllids, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs), P. BaumannAn Alpha-Proteobacterium Invades the Mitochondria of the Tick Ixodes ricinus, N. Lo, T. Beninati, L. Sacchi, and C. BandiInherited Bacteroidetes Symbionts in Arthropods, M.S. Hunter and E. Zchori-FeinComplexity of Insect-Fungal Associations: Exploring the Influence of Microorganisms on Attine Ant-Fungus Symbiosis, M. Poulsen and C.R. CurrieThe Evolutionary Origin and Maintenance of the Mutualistic Symbiosis Between Termites and Fungi, D.K. Aamen and K.K. BoomsmaMollicutes Associated with Arthropods and Plants, E.-D. Ammar and S.A. HogenhoutA Newly Discovered Virus Manipulates Superparasitism Behavior in a Parasitoid Wasp, J. Varaldi, S. Gandon, A. Rivero, S. Patot, and F. FleurySymbiont Culture, A.C. Darby and S.C. WelburnComparative Genomics in Buchnera aphidicola, Primary Endosymbiont of Aphids, A. Latorre and A. MoyaWolbachia Genomics: Accelerating Our Understanding of a Pervasive Symbiosis, J.C. Brownlie and S.L. O'NeillThe Role of Wolbachia in the Biology and Pathogenesis of Filari, J.D. Turner, J.M. Foster, M. Ganatra, B.E. Slatk, and M.J. TaylorPaternal Sex Ratio Chromosomes in Parasitoid Wasps: An Overview of the Ins and Outs of These Extremely Selfish B chromosomes, J.J.F.A. van Vugt, H. de Jong, and R. StouthamerInsecticidal Bacterial Effectors from Symbionts of Insect-Killing Nematodes, R.H. ffrench-Constant, A. Dowling, and N. WaterfieldInsect Pest Control Using Wolbachia and/or Radiation, K. Bourtzis and A.S. RobinsonParatransgenesis Applied to Control Insect-Transmitted Plant Pathogens: The Pierce's Disease Case , T. Miller, C. Lauzon, D. Lampe, R. Durvasula, and S. MatthewsIndex