About this book
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.
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
University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece University of California, Riverside, USA